€765k drugs discovered in spare tyres

By Dan Walsh

A man has been arrested following the seizure of herbal cannabis concealed in spare tyres and worth over €765,000 at Rosslare Europort yesterday (Friday).

During routine operations yesterday Revenue officers, with the assistance of their mobile x-ray scanner and detector dog Jasper, seized over 38kg of herbal cannabis.

The illegal drugs were discovered concealed in spare tyres when a Polish-registered articulated lorry and trailer that had arrived on a ferry from Cherbourg, France was stopped and searched.

Drugs concealed in spare tyres at Rosslare Europort (Pic; Revenue)

The drugs were discovered concealed in spare tyres

A man in his 30s was arrested by Gardaí and taken to Wexford Garda Station for questioning.

The seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and smuggling.

If businesses, or members of the public, have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295. 

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