Revenue seize cocaine worth over €876,000 at Rosslare Europort

On Saturday (16/12/2023), as a result of risk profiling and with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner, Revenue officers seized approximately 12.5 kgs of cocaine with an estimated value of over €876,000 at Rosslare Europort.

The illicit drugs were discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched an accompanied freight unit that had disembarked a ferry from Cherbourg, France.

A man in his 50s was arrested by An Garda Síochána and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at a Garda Station in County Wexford.

Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity. If businesses, or members of the public, have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on 1800 295 295. 

[ENDS 18/12/2023]