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Cocaine glued to briefcase

Customs officers found cocaine glued to the side of a briefcase when they searched a passenger who had stepped off a flight from London at Dublin Airport.

The 48-year-old passenger had earlier flown from Buenos Aires in Argentina to London and was stopped for a search as a result of routine profiling.

The suspect, who is from Latvia, was detained and later handed over to gardai at the airport.

Officers recovered a kilo of cocaine, with a street value of €70,000.

Irish Independent