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Drugs worth 1.8m euro found at Cork port

The discovery was made after Revenue officers stopped a van arriving from France.

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(Revenue/PA)

(Revenue/PA)

(Revenue/PA)

Cannabis worth an estimated 1.8 million euro has been discovered at Cork harbour.

The 90kg of herbal cannabis was found during routine checks at Ringaskiddy ferry terminal on Tuesday afternoon.

Revenue officers, assisted by a drug detection dog called Marley, found the drugs in 37 packages concealed in the panels of a Polish-registered van that had arrived from Roscoff in France.

The driver of the van, a Polish national in his 20s, was detained and subsequently arrested by gardai

An investigation was ongoing on Tuesday evening.

PA


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