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Haul-land Huge €9.8m drugs haul imported from Netherlands seized at Dublin Port

Officers seized 60kg of cocaine, 22kg of heroin, 145kg of cannabis resin, 79kg of cannabis herb, and 1kg of ketamine at Dublin Port yesterday.

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The drugs were found hidden inside furniture in a shipping container

The drugs were found hidden inside furniture in a shipping container

The drugs were found hidden inside furniture in a shipping container

Revenue officers seized almost €10 million worth of illegal drugs at Dublin Port on Wednesday.

As part of an investigation targeting transnational organised crime groups, officers seized 60kg of cocaine, 22kg of heroin, 145kg of cannabis resin, 79kg of cannabis herb, and 1kg of ketamine at Dublin Port yesterday.

The drugs have a combined estimated value of almost €9.8 million.

The drugs were discovered concealed within a furniture shipment which had arrived from the Netherlands.

The search was carried out with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner and detector dog Robbie.

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Robbie the detector dog

Robbie the detector dog

Robbie the detector dog

Some follow-up searches were later conducted, and 960kgs of tobacco valued at over €600,000 was seized from a storage unit in the Rathcoole area of Dublin.

The seizures were made as a result of a joint operation conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service and the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB).

Investigations are ongoing with the assistance of the GNDOCB and in collaboration with international law enforcement partners.

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding drug smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

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