Drugs worth more than €1.8 million found concealed in a van at Ringaskiddy Ferry Terminal 

Drugs worth more than €1.8 million found concealed in a van at Ringaskiddy Ferry Terminal 

A total of 90kgs of herbal cannabis was seized as a result of routine profiling and with the assistance of detector dog Marley.

90ks of herbal cannabis was seized at Ringaskiddy Ferry Terminal this afternoon, from a vehicle which had arrived from France. 

The find, which has an estimated value of €1.8 million, was made as a result of routine profiling and with the assistance of detector dog Marley. 

"The illegal drugs were discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched a Polish-registered van which had arrived from Roscoff, France," Revenue said in a statement. 

"A total of 37 separate packages of herbal cannabis were subsequently found deeply concealed within panels of the van." 

A total of 90kgs of herbal cannabis was seized as a result of routine profiling and with the assistance of detector dog Marley.
A total of 90kgs of herbal cannabis was seized as a result of routine profiling and with the assistance of detector dog Marley.

The driver of the van, a male Polish national in his twenties, was detained and subsequently arrested by An Garda Síochána. 

He is currently being detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Togher Garda station. He can be held for up to seven days.

Investigations are ongoing.

"These seizures are part of Revenues ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs," the Revenue spokesperson added. "If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295." 

It is the second major drugs find in Ringaskiddy in recent weeks. 

On February 18, suspected cocaine with a street value of over €12 million was seized in a joint operation between An Garda Síochána through the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) and Revenue’s Customs Service.

Approximately 172kgs of the drugs were discovered following an intensive search of containers that arrived on a vessel from Central America.

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