Revenue seize cannabis worth €800,000 at Rosslare Europort

Yesterday, (26/04/2021), as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers seized 40kgs of cannabis with an estimated value of €800,000 at Rosslare Europort.

The drugs were discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched a Polish registered articulated lorry and its accompanying trailer that had disembarked a ferry from Dunkirk, France. The search, carried out with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner and detector dog Flynn, led to the discovery of the drugs concealed within the spare tyres of the trailer.

A man in his fifties was arrested by Gardai at the scene and taken to Wexford Garda Station.

Investigations are ongoing.

These routine operations are part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting drug smuggling. If businesses, or members of the public have any information, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 27/04/2021]