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Watermelon sugar Man (22) arrested as cocaine worth €1.4m found in watermelon shipment at Dublin Port

Laddie the Customs Dog located 20kgs of cocaine with an estimated value of €1.4 million concealed within the unit, which was later seized and sent for analysis.

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20kgs of cocaine with an estimated value of €1.4 million was concealed within a unit at Dublin Port on Saturday

20kgs of cocaine with an estimated value of €1.4 million was concealed within a unit at Dublin Port on Saturday

20kgs of cocaine with an estimated value of €1.4 million was concealed within a unit at Dublin Port on Saturday

A man has been arrested after €1.4 million worth of cocaine was seized at Dublin Port on Saturday, 22nd January.

The bust was made as part of ongoing investigations targeting those suspected of involvement in transnational organised crime.

It was conducted as part of a joint intelligence-led operation by personnel from the Revenue Customs Service, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, and the Wicklow/Wexford Garda Divisions.

Officers stopped a vehicle at Dublin Port and searched a refrigerated unit. The drugs were found concealed inside a shipment of watermelons.

Laddie the Customs Dog located 20kgs of cocaine with an estimated value of €1.4 million concealed within the unit, which was later seized and sent for analysis.

Gardai arrested a 22-year-old man in relation to drug trafficking offences.

He is currently being detained under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996 at Blanchardstown Garda Station.

The investigation is ongoing.

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