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Friday 23 June 2017

Cocaine worth €5m discovered in torpedo-shaped item on Irish beach

Revenue seized approximately 75kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of over €5 million
Revenue seized approximately 75kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of over €5 million
Revenue seized approximately 75kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of over €5 million
Revenue seized approximately 75kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of over €5 million
Revenue seized approximately 75kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of over €5 million
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These photographs show €5m worth of drugs discovered in a "suspicious item" on a beach in Co Clare.

The drugs, seized by the Revenue Commissioners in Liscannor, Co Clare, were discovered with assistance from a member of the public.

The torpedo-shaped item contained a massive 75kg of cocaine.

Revenue report that the concealment may have been attached below the waterline of a cargo ship or other maritime vessel.

Revenue seized approximately 75kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of over €5 million
Revenue seized approximately 75kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of over €5 million

However, they acknowledged it is not possible at this stage to say either where the drugs originated, or their intended destination.

Revenue received the report through their Customs 'Drugs Watch Programme', but said the public are asked not to put themselves in danger by approaching or interfering with suspicious items.

Revenue seized approximately 75kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of over €5 million
Revenue seized approximately 75kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of over €5 million

Members of the public can report unusual or suspicious activities to Revenue Customs Service on our Freephone number at 1800 295295.

Investigations are continuing.

Revenue seized approximately 75kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of over €5 million
Revenue seized approximately 75kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of over €5 million

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