Wednesday, January 26, 2022

20Kgs of cocaine is scale with three boxes of melons

The man arrested on Saturday (22 January) following the seizure of 20Kgs of cocaine at Dublin Port has been released today (26 January) without charge, and a file will be prepared for the DPP.

As part of the ongoing investigation targeting persons suspected of involvement in transnational organised crime, a joint operation was conducted involving the Revenue Customs Service, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the Wicklow/Wexford Garda Divisions.

A vehicle was stopped in Dublin Port and in a subsequent search of a refrigerated unit, ‘Laddie’ the sniffer dog located 20kgs of cocaine, with an estimated value of €1.4million amongst a shipment of watermelons.

The 22-year-old man was arrested under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996 and detained at Blanchardstown Garda Station until his release on station bail today.

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