Heroin worth over €2m seized at Dublin Airport

Heroin worth over €2m seized at Dublin Airport
The drugs were seized at Dublin Aiport yesterday.

Two people have been arrested after heroin worth an estimated €2.1m was seized at Dublin Airport yesterday.

15kgs of the drug were found hidden in the luggage of a woman in her 50s who had arrived in the airport from Lahore in Pakistan.

She was accompanied by a young child when she arrived, and was met in the arrivals hall by a man in his 30s.

The three people are non-Irish nationals.

The man and the woman were arrested by gardaí and are currently detained at Ballymun garda station under the provisions of Section 2 Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

The drugs seizure was made as part of a joint intelligence-led operation carried out by officers from Revenue’s Customs Service at Dublin Airport and gardaí from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau.

In a separate operation this morning, Revenue officers seized 285 litres of wine in Dublin Port.

The seized alcohol has a retail value of €4,000, which represents a loss to the Exchequer of €2,000

It was discovered when officers stopped and searched a car that had disembarked a ferry from France.

Digital Desk

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