Revenue seize cocaine worth over €1,128,000 at Dublin Airport

Revenue seize cocaine worth over €1,128,000 at Dublin Airport

Today (28/12/2023), as part of an intelligence-led operation, Revenue officers seized approximately 16kg of cocaine with an estimated value of over €1,128,000 at Dublin Airport. The illicit drugs were discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched the baggage of a passenger who had travelled from Washington.

A man in his 30s was arrested by An Garda Síochána and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at a Dublin Garda Station. Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs. If businesses, or members of the public, have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 28/12/2023]

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