Revenue seize cocaine worth €1.5 million in Rosslare Europort

Today (09/3/2020), as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers seized almost 22kgs of cocaine in Rosslare Europort. The drugs with an approximate street value of over €1.5 million were discovered when an Irish registered vehicle was stopped and searched after disembarking a ferry from Cherbourg, France. 

The search, carried out with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner and Detector Dog Flynn, led to the discovery of the illegal drugs in a concealment behind the back seat of the vehicle. Two men in their 20s living in Ireland were arrested by Gardai at the scene and taken to Wexford Garda Station.

Investigations are ongoing.

These routine operations are part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity. If businesses, or members of the public have any information, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.  

Ends [09/03/2020]