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Revenue seizes €40,000 of cocaine and €12,000 cash in two operations in Cork

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Cocaine was seized in Cork. FILE PHOTO
Cocaine was seized in Cork. FILE PHOTO

Officers from Revenue’s Customs Service have seized €40,000 of cocaine and €12,000 cash in two operations in Cork.

Approximately half a kilo of cocaine with a street value of approximately €40,000 was seized at Cork Airport in  an intelligence-led operation.

A 28-year-old male who disembarked a flight from Faro was questioned and later arrested by gardaí. 

He is currently being detained at Togher Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drug Trafficking Act, 1996.

Officers said the drugs were expertly concealed in the frame of a suitcase

In a separate operation Revenue’s Customs Officers detained €12,000 cash from a 29-year-old male who had disembarked a ferry from France at Ringaskiddy Ferryport.

The man was stopped in his vehicle as a result of routine profiling, followed by an indication by Revenue Cash Detector Dog Harvey. The cash was concealed in the man’s luggage and was detained under the proceeds of crime legislation.