Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

Briton held over €1m drugs haul

A British man has been arrested after drugs with a street value of €1m (£874,700) were seized at Dublin Port.

Customs officials recovered the haul which included different types of drugs.

It was hidden in a 40ft refrigerated container.

It included 75kg of cannabis resin, 25kg of herbal cannabis and 2.3kg of cocaine.

The stash arrived in Dublin Port yesterday on a sailing from Germany .

The shipment came via Holyhead in Wales.

It was detected by a Customs sniffer dog. Both the truck and trailer were impounded.

Customs said a UK national, in his 50s, was arrested by the Garda. He was being questioned at Store Street Garda station in Dublin city centre.

"Inquiries are ongoing both nationally and internationally," a Customs spokesman said.

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