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Four arrested in connection with €2.8m Rosslare cocaine seizure released without charge

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Rosslare Europort.

Rosslare Europort.

Rosslare Europort.

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A total of four men arrested in connection with the seizure of approximately €2.8m worth of cocaine stashed among a consignment of fish boxes at Rosslare Europort have been released without charge, gardaí have confirmed. The investigation into the incident, however, is ongoing and a file is to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The huge seizure was made in the early hours of Thursday morning, when a man aged in his 20s, well-known to local officers for his role in organised crime, was arrested after he allegedly arrived to collect the trailer containing the concealed cocaine, which had arrived in on a ferry from Dunkirk. The drugs were detected earlier that day by customs officers working at the Europort when they became suspicious and searched an unaccompanied freight trailer. Gardaí were notified of the situation and set up a special surveillance operation, during the course of which the suspect arrived in a truck tractor unit, allegedly to collect the trailer, which contained the cocaine packed in “very large slabs”.


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