Tuesday 17 October 2017

Highly addictive crystal meth seized at Dublin Airport by customs officials

Sarah Stack

Sarah Stack

Customs officers have seized €250,000 worth of the highly addictive drug crystal methamphetamine today.

Some 2.5kg (5.5lb) of the substance, which is also known as yaba or ice, was concealed in the framework of two suitcases being carried by a passenger in Dublin Airport.

A 39-year-old man, who had arrived from Lesotho in Africa, was handed over to gardai for questioning. He is due to appear in court.

The joint operation was carried out by officers from Revenue's Customs Service and the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

In a separate operation at the airport, customs officers seized €9,500 from a 25-year-old Polish man who had arrived on a flight from Warsaw.

The cash was seized yesterday in accordance with Section 38, Criminal Justice Act 1994 as amended by Section 20, Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act 2005.

A judge has granted officers a three-month detention order to carry out further investigations.

A spokeswoman said: "Both seizures were a result of routine profiling by Customs officers."

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