Revenue seize cocaine worth approximately €9.3 million at Rosslare Europort

Today (02/08/2023), as a result of risk profiling, Revenue officers seized almost 133 kgs of cocaine with an estimated value of approximately €9.3 million at Rosslare Europort. The discovery was made when Revenue officers, assisted by Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner, stopped and searched a UK-registered accompanied freight unit that had disembarked a ferry from Dunkirk, France. The drugs were discovered concealed within the refrigerated trailer.

A man in his 30s was arrested by An Garda Síochána and taken to a Garda Station in County Wexford. Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs. If businesses, or members of the public, have any information regarding drug smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on phone number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 02/08/2023]