Detector dog identifies cocaine worth €4.6m at Rosslare Port

Detector dog identifies cocaine worth €4.6m at Rosslare Port
Defor

A Revenue detector dog has helped identify cocaine worth €4.6 million at Rosslare Port.

'Defor' accompanied Revenue Officers equipped with a mobile x-ray scanner, as they intercepted 66kgs of illegal drugs destined for the Irish market.

The cocaine was discovered in a consignment of freight arriving here from Europe.

The seizure was made as part of ongoing operations targeting inbound freight from Europe.

The operation, which was carried out by Customs and the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau is still ongoing.

Pic: Revenue
Pic: Revenue

Digital Desk

More on this topic

Two arrested after €178k of drugs and €50k of drugs seizedTwo arrested after €178k of drugs and €50k of drugs seized

Update: Woman charged in connection with €75k cannabis seizure in WestmeathUpdate: Woman charged in connection with €75k cannabis seizure in Westmeath

Man arrested as gardaí seize €100k worth of cannabis in Co MonaghanMan arrested as gardaí seize €100k worth of cannabis in Co Monaghan

Man arrested as €750k worth of drugs seizedMan arrested as €750k worth of drugs seized


More in this Section

Legal Aid Board calls for 'rethink' as it sees increase in waiting listsLegal Aid Board calls for 'rethink' as it sees increase in waiting lists

Leo Varadkar reiterates willingness to work with FF 'if the numbers fall a certain way'Leo Varadkar reiterates willingness to work with FF 'if the numbers fall a certain way'

Oberstown Children’s Detention Campus facing legal claims worth up to €4.79mOberstown Children’s Detention Campus facing legal claims worth up to €4.79m

Sinn Féin launches policy proposals on mental healthSinn Féin launches policy proposals on mental health


Lifestyle

After years of saying no, Patrick Stewart tells Georgia Humphreys why he finally agreed to reprise his role as Jean-Luc PicardPatrick Stewart on boldly returning for Star Trek Picard

Cork teenager Jessie Griffin is launching a new comic-book series about her own life. She tells Donal O’Keeffe about her work as a comic artist, living with Asperger’s, and her life-changing time with the Cork Life CentrePicture perfect way of sharing Jessie’s story

Sorting out Cork people for agesAsk Audrey: The only way to improve air quality in Douglas is to move it upwind from Passage West

The Lighthouse is being hailed as one of the best — and strangest — films of the year. Its director tells Esther McCarthy about casting Robert Pattinson, and why he used 100-year-old lensesGoing against the grain: Robert Eggers talks about making his latest film The Lighthouse

More From The Irish Examiner