Revenue seize cannabis worth €2.8 million at Rosslare Europort

Today (25/05/2022), as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers seized almost 140 kgs of cannabis with an estimated value of €2.8 million at Rosslare Europort.

The drugs were discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched a Spanish registered articulated lorry and its accompanying trailer that had disembarked a ferry from Cherbourg, France. 

The search, carried out with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner, led to the discovery of the drugs concealed within a consignment of vegetables.

A man in his forties was 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 drug smuggling. If businesses, or members of the public have any information, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 25/05/2022]