Revenue seize drugs worth over €2.2 million at Dublin Airport and Rosslare Europort

Today (12/10/2018), in Cloverhill District Court, a man in his twenties was remanded in custody to Cloverhill Prison, charged with importing heroin.

The man had arrived in Dublin Airport on a flight from Dubai last Saturday (06/10/2018). During a routine operation, Revenue officers seized 13kgs of suspected heroin with an estimated street value of €1.8 million. The drugs were concealed in the man’s luggage. The UK national was arrested under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 and brought to Ballymun Garda Station. He was remanded in custody to Cloverhill Prison until 25 October, when he will again be brought before the Court.

In a separate operation in Rosslare Europort yesterday (11/10/2018), Revenue Officers seized over 67kgs of cannabis resin, with an estimated street value of €403,000. The drugs were discovered when, as a result of routine profiling, a UK registered SUV was stopped and searched as it arrived in Rosslare from Cherbourg, France.

The subsequent search, with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner and Detector Dog Defor, led to the discovery of the drugs in the chassis sills of the jeep. A UK national in his forties was arrested by Gardaí at the scene and was taken to Wexford Garda Station. Investigations are ongoing.

These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting drug importations. 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.

[ENDS 12/10/2018]