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Pensioner caught with large amount of cocaine at Dublin Airport

Crime DeskBy Shuki Byrne
The man was arrested at Dublin Airport following the discovery of the cocaine
The man was arrested at Dublin Airport following the discovery of the cocaine

A pensioner has been arrested after being caught with a large amount of cocaine at Dublin Airport.

Officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized approximately 1.9 kilos of the drug at the country's main airport yesterday. 
 
In an intelligence-led operation the drugs, with a street value of approximately €133,000, were seized from an elderly man. 
 
The cocaine was discovered in the luggage of a 75-year-old male US citizen, authorities said. 
 
He had arrived on a flight from Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris, France.
 
The man was arrested and is currently being questioned by Gardaí.
 
"Investigations are ongoing," a Revenue spokesperson said.