Nearly €10 million worth of drugs seized at Dublin Port with help of detector dog Robbie 1 week ago

Nearly €10 million worth of drugs seized at Dublin Port with help of detector dog Robbie

The drugs were discovered concealed within a furniture consignment.

Nearly €10 million worth of drugs have been seized at Dublin Port with the help of detector dog, Robbie.

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As part of an investigation targeting transnational organised crime groups, a joint operation was carried out by personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the Revenue Customs Service on Wednesday (25 November).

During the course of the operation, cocaine, heroin, cannabis and ketamine with an estimated value of €9,790,000 was seized by Customs Officers at the port.

The drugs were discovered concealed within a furniture consignment that had arrived from the Netherlands.

In a statement, a Garda spokesperson said the search was carried out with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner and Robbie, its detector dog.

Meanwhile, follow-up search operations in Dublin have also taken place and have resulted in the seizure of around 960kgs of tobacco, with a value of more than €600,000.

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Investigations are continuing by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and collaboration with international law enforcement partners is ongoing.

Main image via Twitter/RevenueIE