Saturday 18 August 2018

Drugs dog sniffs out €2.4m worth of drugs hidden in truck at Dublin Port

The drugs were hidden in a truck that arrived from Holyhead
The drugs were hidden in a truck that arrived from Holyhead
Kathy Armstrong

Kathy Armstrong

A sniffer dog helped uncover €2.4 million worth of cannabis that was hidden in crates on a truck that arrived at Dublin Airport yesterday evening.

Revenue Officers, assisted by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the Special Crime Task Force, seized 376kg of cannabis resin and 9.7kg of herbal cannabis, with a total estimated value of €2,450,000.

Drugs dog Holly gave a positively identified that drugs were on board the truck, which had arrived in Dublin on the evening ferry from Holyhead.

The detection was made by revenue's Mobile X-Ray Scanner.

Molly helped sniff out the haul
Molly helped sniff out the haul

A Northern Irish man (41) was arrested and is being held at Store Street Garda station.

Investigations are ongoing with the cooperation of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

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