Wednesday 28 June 2017

Customs make record €280,000 cocaine seizure at Kerry Airport, man arrested

Ed Carty

A man has been arrested after a record cocaine seizure at Kerry airport.

Customs stopped and searched a passenger off a plane from Frankfurt and recovered four kilos of the drug, worth about 280,000 euro.

The cocaine had been hidden in the lining of a rucksack.

The Revenue Customs service said the arrested man was aged in his 60s and a British citizen.

The drugs haul was the largest of its kind at the regional airport.

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