75kgs of cocaine worth €5million seized
Thanks to public assistance from the “Customs Drugs Watch Programme” more than €5million worth of cocaine was seized by Revenue Officials yesterday.
Following the tip off officers found a torpedo like device, with 75kg of cocaine stuffed inside, on the shore near Liscannor, Co Clare.
Reports indicate that the concealment may have been attached below the waterline of a cargo ship or other maritime vessel; however, it is not possible at this stage to say either where the drugs originated, or their intended destination.
The public are asked not to put themselves in danger by approaching or interfering with suspicious items such as this.
The Customs “Drugs Watch Programme” encourages those living in coastal communities, maritime personnel and people living near airfields to report unusual or suspicious activities to Revenue Customs Service on our Freephone number at 1800 295295.