Revenue seizes €1.3m worth of heroin and cocaine at Rosslare Europort

Around 13kg of illegal drugs were seized by tax officials at Rosslare Europort today after they arrived on a trailer.

During a search using Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner, officers found over 5kg of heroin and around 8kg of cocaine.

The estimated value of all the illegal drugs found is estimated at over 1.3 million euros.

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The trailer was unaccompanied and arrived on a ferry from Dunkirk in France.

A man in his 30s has been arrested by Gardai and taken to Wexford Garda station as investigations continue.

In a statement released today, a spokesperson for the tax department said: “Following routine profiling, tax officials seized more than 5 kg of heroin and nearly 8 kg of cocaine, ‘a combined value estimated at over 1.3 million Euros, at Rosslare Europort.

“The drugs were discovered when tax officials stopped and searched an unaccompanied trailer which had disembarked from a ferry from Dunkirk, France.

“The search, carried out with the aid of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner, led to the discovery of the drugs concealed in a hidden compartment of the trailer.

“A man in his 30s was arrested by Gardai and taken to Wexford Garda station.

“These routine operations are part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting drug trafficking.

“If businesses or members of the public have any information, they can confidentially contact Revenue on the confidential telephone number 1800 295 295.”

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