Revenue seize cocaine and cash worth almost €389,000 at Rosslare Europort

Revenue seize cocaine and cash worth almost €389,000 at Rosslare Europort

On Friday 27/10/2023, as a result of risk profiling and with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner, Revenue officers seized approximately 5.5 kgs of cocaine with an estimated value of €385,000 at Rosslare Europort. The illicit drugs were discovered when a Polish-registered freight unit was stopped and searched, having arrived on a ferry from Dunkirk, France.

A man in his 30s was arrested by An Garda Síochána and taken to a Garda Station in County Wexford. Investigations are ongoing.

Separately, on Thursday 26/10/2023, Revenue officers were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge Nicola Jane Andrews at a sitting of Wexford District Court.

This followed the seizure, on Wednesday (25/10/2023), of over €3,760 in cash and a small amount of foreign currency at Rosslare Europort. The discovery was made when Revenue officers stopped and searched a Bulgarian-registered cab unit in which 13 kgs of cocaine was also found. A press release relating to this seizure was previously issued.

These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity. If businesses or members of the public have any information, they can contact Revenue in confidence on 1800 295 295. 

[ENDS 27/10/2023]

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