There have been two men arrested after their car was found to contain over 4kg of herbal cannabis as it arrived into Dublin Port from Holyhead in Wales.
The find was made on Saturday as part of routine searches into the ferry port and the car had an Irish registration. The 4.4kg of cannabis had a value of around €88k.
A week earlier on November 18 there was also 150kg of chewing tobacco found at Dublin Airport. The huge find was worth around €82,500 and was made with the help of detector dog Gus.
The chewing tobacco, branded ‘Makla’, was concealed in an air cargo consignment that originated in Belgium destined for an address in Dublin’s South City area. Investigations continue in both cases.
A Revenue spokeswoman said: "These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and smuggling. 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."
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