€12 million worth of cocaine seized in Cork
A massive seizure in Cork this afternoon.
Approximately €12 million worth of cocaine has been seized in Cork on Thursday (18 February).
In a joint operation with Revenue’s Customs Service, Gardaí carried out an intensive search of containers that arrived in Ringaskiddy Port on a vessel from Central America.
As a result of the search, approximately 172kgs of suspected cocaine, with an estimated street value of €12.04 million, was seized.
Speaking today, Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll who is head of Organised and Serious Crime within the Garda Síochána, said:
"The Garda Síochána will continue to work with others at a national and international level in targeting the importation and supply of illicit drugs and the organised crime gangs that benefit from such activity".
Also commenting, Mick Gilligan, Director, Customs Drug Law Enforcement said: "Combating the smuggling of controlled drugs such as cocaine into this jurisdiction, in collaboration with An Garda Síochána, is a priority for Revenue.
"Today’s seizure of cocaine will have a significant impact on organised crime and demonstrates the hard work that is undertaken every day by Revenue’s Customs Service and An Garda Síochána in confronting this threat."