Revenue seize drugs worth over €6,443,000 at Rosslare Europort

Revenue seize drugs worth over €6,443,000 at Rosslare Europort

Yesterday (16/02/2024), as a result of risk profiling and with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner and detector dog, Jasper, Revenue officers seized approximately 288.6kg of herbal cannabis, 72.8kg of cannabis resin and 3.3kg of cocaine, with an estimated value of €6,443,640, at Rosslare Europort.

The illicit drugs were discovered within the load when an accompanied freight unit, which had earlier disembarked a ferry from Dunkirk, France, was stopped and searched. A man in his 40s was arrested by An Garda Síochána and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at a Garda Station in County Wexford. Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is 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 17/02/2024]

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