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investigations ongoing Gardai say they have yet to make arrests following drug seizures worth combined total of €14m

Revenue workers found 100kgs of herbal cannabis valued at €2m on Friday, one day after €12m worth of heroin was seized

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Some of the heroin seized at Rosslare.

Some of the heroin seized at Rosslare.

Some of the heroin seized at Rosslare.

Gardai say they have yet to make any arrests following two significant drug seizures detected by Revenue officers this week.

Revenue workers discovered 100kgs herbal cannabis which was valued at €2m at a parcel centre in Dublin on Friday, one day after their colleagues working in Rosslare Europort discovered €12m worth of heroin on a trailer which arrived into Ireland from mainland Europe.

A garda spokesperson said today that no arrests have been made in relation to either haul but investigations were ongoing.

Due to the size of the 88kg heroin haul investigators suspect it was not just destined for the Irish market.

It is unclear who was behind the consignment but in recent years there has been a noticeable trend in various gangs working together to fund such large shipments.

On Friday Revenue principal officer Mick Gilligan said the seizure was part of a wider international investigation.

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100kgs of cannabis seized in Dublin

100kgs of cannabis seized in Dublin

100kgs of cannabis seized in Dublin

 

He said Irish customs and other EU countries have been looking at the movement of heroin and other drugs in plants and machinery arriving through ports.

"We profiled such movements coming into Ireland and moving out and in conjunction with our international colleagues we had highlighted and profiled this particular consignment coming in," he told RTE.

He said the seizure was just one milestone in the investigation and inquiries were continuing throughout Europe.

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