Cocaine worth €2.4m seized in Rosslare from freight truck and man arrested
The drugs were concealed in the overhead area of the cab of a Latvian-registered freight unit.
Gardaí and Revenue seized thirty-four kilos of cocaine worth a whopping €2.4m in Rosslare Europort in Wexford on Saturday afternoon.
A man in his 30s was arrested in connection with the seizure which saw Revenue officers uncover the drugs concealed in the overhead area of the cab of a Latvian-registered freight unit.
The truck had been stopped and searched upon arrival from Cherbourg, France.
The illicit drugs were discovered with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile X-ray scanner and detector dog Jasper.
A man who was the sole occupant of the vehicle was arrested by gardaí at the scene.
He is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drugs Trafficking Act, 1996 at a garda station in the Eastern region.
A garda spokesperson said investigations are ongoing.
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