Briton held over €1m drugs haul
Published 30/07/2011 | 06:57
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.