Saturday 17 August 2019

Cocaine worth more than 2.5 million euro seized at Rosslare port

Gardai said the illegal drugs were discovered in a horsebox that had disembarked a ferry from France.

Cocaine worth more than 2.5 million euro has been seized by customs officers at Rosslare port (Revenue Commissioners/PA)
Cocaine worth more than 2.5 million euro has been seized by customs officers at Rosslare port (Revenue Commissioners/PA)

By Michelle Devane, PA

Cocaine with an estimated street value of more than 2.5 million euro has been seized by customs officers at Rosslare port.

The Revenue Commissioners said the illegal drugs were discovered on Thursday when customs officials stopped and searched an Irish-registered horsebox, carrying eight horses.

It had disembarked from a ferry from Cherbourg in France.

The drugs haul, which weighed more than 35kg, were found with the assistance of detector dog Timba.

An Irishman in his 40s was arrested at the scene by gardai. He is currently being detained at Wexford Garda Station.

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