Revenue seize heroin worth over €2 million in Dublin Airport

Yesterday (16/11/2018), Revenue officers in Dublin Airport seized heroin with an estimated street value of over €2.1 million. The 15kgs of heroin was found hidden in the luggage of a woman in her fifties, who had arrived in Dublin Airport from Lahore in Pakistan.

The detection was made as a result of a joint, intelligence led operation conducted by officers from Revenue’s Customs Service at Dublin Airport and Gardaí from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau. The woman was met in the arrivals hall by a man in his thirties. The two individuals were arrested by Gardaí and detained at Ballymun Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

In a separate operation this morning (17/11/2018), Revenue officers seized 285 litres of wine in Dublin Port. The alcohol was discovered when officers stopped and searched a car that had disembarked a ferry from France. The seized alcohol has a retail value of €4,000, representing a loss to the Exchequer of €2,000.

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

[ENDS 17/11/2018]