Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 September 2014

Pair held after drugs intercepted

Two men have been arrested after detectives tracked drugs with an estimated street value of 60,000 euro

Two men have been arrested after detectives tracked drugs with an estimated street value of 60,000 euro sent in an airmail parcel to a house in Dublin.

The package containing 1.5kg of mephedrone and 1kg of herbal cannabis was detected by Customs officials when it arrived at Dublin Airport on a flight from China.

Gardai tracked the parcel to an address in Hamilton Street, off South Circular Road, where an Irish man and a Brazilian man were arrested.

The pair, both in their 20s, are being held at Kevin Street Garda Station under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act.

The joint operation involved Revenue's Customs Service, the Garda National Drugs Unit and the Kevin Street Garda Drugs Unit.

Mephedrone was formerly a so-called "legal high" sold in head shops.

It was recently banned by Health Minister Mary Harney under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

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