Revenue seize herbal cannabis worth €1.8 million at Ringaskiddy Ferry Terminal
Yesterday afternoon (9/3/2021), as a result of routine profiling and with the assistance of detector dog Marley, Revenue officers seized a total of 90kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €1.8 million at Ringaskiddy Ferry Terminal, Cork.
The illegal drugs were discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched a polish registered van which had arrived from Roscoff, France. A total of 37 separate packages of herbal cannabis were subsequently found deeply concealed within panels of the van.
The driver of the van, a male polish national in his twenties, was detained and subsequently arrested by An Garda Siochana.
Investigations are ongoing.
These seizures are part of Revenues ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.