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Drugs worth €1.3 million discovered at Dublin airport, two women arrested

Drugs worth €1.3 million discovered at Dublin airport, two women arrested

In Dublin, revenue officers confiscated drugs worth about €1.3 million.

Revenue officers intercepted 37kg of herbal cannabis and about 10kg of suspected ketamine with estimated street values of €740,000 and €600,000, respectively, at Dublin Airport on Saturday.

When Revenue officers stopped and checked the luggage of passengers who had disembarked aircraft from New York and Amsterdam, they discovered the illegal substances.





Revenue said on Monday that two women in their twenties were arrested and transferred to a Dublin Garda station where they were detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

The investigations are still ongoing.

Separately, Revenue officers seized almost 56,000 cigarettes and 1.4kg of tobacco in a search of three Dublin inner-city properties on Saturday as a consequence of an intelligence-led operation and with the aid of detector dog Toby.

The seized cigarettes and tobacco, which were of various brands, had a retail value of €45,000, implying a potential loss to the Exchequer of around €35,000.

Revenue said a man(50s) was questioned and that investigations are underway.