Tuesday 21 November 2017

€1m cannabis haul discovered on truck at Dublin port

Sarah Stack

Sarah Stack

MORE than one million euro-worth of cannabis has been seized at Dublin Port.

The drugs were discovered in a 40ft truck that arrived from Holyhead this morning.

Two suspects - one from Armagh in Northern Ireland and one from England - were arrested at the scene and are being questioned at Store Street Garda station.

Revenue's customs officers and gardai were involved in the operation.

The haul, which included 99kg (218lb) of cannabis resin and 44kg (97lb) of herbal cannabis - each worth about €550,000 - was discovered during routine profiling.

A customs spokeswoman said a drug detection dog reacted when the truck was stopped.

The drugs had been concealed in bags marked for woodchip and large food tins, she said.

The 30-year-old from the north and the 27-year-old Briton can be held for up to seven days under section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act.

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