Wednesday 26 October 2016

Woman arrested at Dublin Airport after cocaine worth €250,000 found in biscuit tins

Brian Hutton

Published 11/04/2016 | 18:31

Picture: Revenue Commissioners
Picture: Revenue Commissioners

A woman has been arrested coming off a flight at Dublin Airport allegedly with cocaine worth a quarter of a million euro stuffed into sweet tins.

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The 39-year-old suspect, from Portugal, was travelling to Ireland from Dubai.

Revenue officers said she was found to be carrying 3.8 kilos of the drug when she was stopped and searched.

The drugs haul was packed into three biscuit tins.

Picture: Revenue Commissioners
Picture: Revenue Commissioners

The woman was arrested at the scene and has been taken for questioning by gardai.

Revenue officials said the woman was stopped, searched and questioned as part of a routine profiling operation at the airport.

The suspected cocaine has been sent for analysis by forensic experts.

It is believed to have a street value in the region of €250,000.

A Revenue spokeswoman said: "Investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution."

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