Man (60s) arrested at Dublin Airport as cannabis worth €540k found inside luggage
A garda spokesperson confirmed that investigations are ongoing
Gardaí arrested a man at Dublin Airport yesterday after discovering almost €550,000 worth of cannabis inside his luggage.
The man, aged in his 60s, was stopped by Revenue Customs officers after he arrived at the airport at around 5pm on Sunday, 26 March.
The Revenue personnel conducted a search of his luggage and 1found approximately 27kg of suspected cannabis with an estimated value of €540,000.
He was arrested and taken to a Garda Station in North County Dublin, where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
A garda spokesperson confirmed that investigations are ongoing.
They said: “Gardaí have arrested a man, following a seizure of drugs by Revenue Customs Service at Dublin Airport yesterday evening, Sunday 26th March, 2023.
“At approximately 5pm, a man who arrived in Dublin Airport was stopped by Revenue Customs personnel and a search of his luggage was conducted.
“During the course of the search approximately 27kg of suspected cannabis was found. The value of drugs seized is estimated at €540,000 (analysis pending).
“The man, aged in his 60s, was arrested and taken to a Garda Station in North County Dublin, where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
“Investigations are ongoing.”
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