€1.8m heroin seized in air­port lug­gage

Irish Daily Mirror - - STATESIDE - By ailbhe jor­dan

A MAN has been charged fol­low­ing a €1.8mil­lion heroin seizure at Dublin Air­port.

The male, in his 20s, ap­peared in Clover­hill Dis­trict Court where he was re­manded in cus­tody. The drugs were dis­cov­ered last Satur­day dur­ing a rou­tine op­er­a­tion af­ter the man ar­rived in Dublin Air­port on a flight from Dubai. Rev­enue of­fi­cers found 13kg of sus­pected heroin with an es­ti­mated street value of €1.8mil­lion al­legedly con­cealed in his lug­gage.

The UK na­tional was ar­rested un­der Sec­tion 2 of the Crim­i­nal Jus­tice (Drug Traf­fick­ing) Act 1996 and brought to Bal­ly­mun Garda sta­tion in Dublin. He was re­manded in cus­tody un­til De­tec­tor dog De­for

Oc­to­ber 25, when he will again be brought be­fore the court.

In a sep­a­rate op­er­a­tion, Rev­enue Of­fi­cers yes­ter­day seized more than 67kg of cannabis resin with an es­ti­mated value of €403,000 in Ross­lare Euro­port. The drugs were found when a Uk-reg­is­tered SUV was stopped and searched as it ar­rived from Cher­bourg in France.

The drugs were dis­cov­ered in the chas­sis of the jeep by Rev­enue’s mo­bile X-ray scan­ner and de­tec­tor dog De­for.

A UK na­tional in his 40s was ar­rested at the scene and taken to Wex­ford Garda sta­tion.

■ THREE men were ar­rested af­ter gardai and US forces seized firearms sent in the post to Dublin. Co­caine and cannabis was also found in fol­low-up searches.

Cannabis resin found at port yes­ter­day search pack­ets of heroin in man’s bag

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