By Dan Walsh
Revenue officers seized over 3kgs of cannabis with an estimated value of almost €63,000 at Rosslare Europort during routine profiling last Friday.
The illegal drugs were discovered when a UK registered van that had arrived on a ferry from Fishguard, Wales was stopped and searched.
The search, which was carried out with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner and Detector Dog Flynn, led to the discovery of the drugs concealed in a side panel behind the driver’s seat.
A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene and was detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drugs Trafficking Act 1996 at Wexford Garda Station.
Investigations are ongoing.
These routine operations 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 Confidential Phone Number 1800 295295.