Man arrested following €1.8 million drug seizure in Co Cork

Thursday, March 11

By David Brophy

Gardaí have arrested a man following a seizure of €1.8 million worth of cannabis herb by Revenue’s Custom Service on Tuesday.

As a result of routine profiling and with the assistance of detector dog Marley, Revenue Officers seized a total of 90kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €1.8 million at Ringaskiddy Ferry Terminal, Cork.

The illegal drugs were discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched a polish registered van which had arrived from Roscoff, France.

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

The man, in his 20s, 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.