€1.8m heroin seized in airport luggage
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