Heroin price €12.3m concealed in machinery seized at Rosslare Europort
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HEROIN price of €12.3million that was hidden in machinery has been seized at Rosslare Europort.
Revenue officers at Rosslare detected and seized roughly 88kgs of the product as a part of an intelligence-led operation yesterday afternoon.
The unlawful medicine had been found when a truck and low-loader trailer, arriving into Ireland from mainland Europe, was stopped and searched by Revenue officers.
The search was carried out with the help of Revenue’s cellular x-ray scanner and detector canine(dogs) Sam and Flynn.
The product was found hid in equipment being carried on the low-loader.
Investigations are ongoing with the assistance of the Garda Nationwide Medicine and Organised Crime Bureau and in collaboration with international regulation enforcement companions.
An Income spokesman said: “This seizure is a part of Revenue’s ongoing operations focusing on the importation of unlawful medicine.
“If companies, or members of the general public, have any data concerning smuggling, they will contact Income in confidence on Confidential Cellphone Quantity 1800 295 295.”