€2.4m cocaine seized at Rosslare Europort

By Dan Walsh

Revenue officers seized over 34kgs of cocaine with an estimated value of €2,404,000 at Rosslare Europort on Saturday afternoon. 

Detector dog JASPER made a big discovery at Rosslare Europort (Pic; Revenue)

The illicit drugs were discovered with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile X-ray scanner and detector dog Jasper, in the overhead area of the cab when a Latvian-registered freight unit was stopped and searched upon arrival from Cherbourg, France. 

A man in his 30s, and the sole occupant of the vehicle, 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 the Eastern region. 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.

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