Revenue seize cocaine worth €740,000 at Dublin Airport

Yesterday (20/01/2022), as a result of routine profiling, Revenue Officers seized 8.5 kgs of cocaine and 2 litres of liquid cocaine with an estimated value of approximately €740,000 at Dublin Airport.

The illegal drugs were discovered when Revenue Officers stopped and searched the baggage of two passengers who had disembarked a flight from Lisbon, Portugal.

A man and a woman, both in their 30’s, were arrested and taken to Ballymun Garda Station where they are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the importation of drugs. 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: 21/01/2022]