Two people arrested after €1.26million in cocaine was seized at Dublin port

A man and woman have been arrested after an estimated €1.26million in cocaine was seized at Dublin Port today.

The 54-year-old man and 43-year-old woman were arrested in connection with human trafficking offenses and are being held at Garda’s Store Street train station.

As part of an intelligence operation, a vehicle was stopped at the port and searched with the help of a customs dog named James.

A total of 18 kg of cocaine with an estimated value of 1.26 million euros was discovered.

Acting Deputy Commissioner for Organized and Serious Crime, Paul Cleary, said: “The continued cooperation between An Garda Síochána and our colleagues from the IRS Customs Service has eliminated a significant entry route for cocaine smuggled through our ports of entry.

“This joint activity supports our goal of protecting people and confiscating dangerous drugs to prevent them from reaching our communities.”

The joint operation was conducted by the Garda National Bureau for Drugs and Organized Crime and the Customs Treasury Service. The Garda Stolen Motor Vehicle Investigation Unit was also involved.

Lynda Slattery, Deputy Treasury Secretary, said: “This ongoing collaboration is helping to tackle the serious problem of importing illegal drugs into the country, funding organized crime and ruining many lives.

“Revenue will continue to use its enforcement resources to protect our borders.”

The operation is part of ongoing investigations into those suspected of involvement in cross-border organized crime. Two people arrested after €1.26million in cocaine was seized at Dublin port

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