Cocaine seized by Revenue at Shannon Airport

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The cocaine that was seized by customs at Shannon Airport, thanks to the assistance of detection dog, Ollie
COCAINE worth almost a quarter of a million euro has been seized at Shannon Airport.

COCAINE worth almost a quarter of a million euro has been seized at Shannon Airport.

The haul - 3.4 kgs of cocaine valued at approximately €240,000 - was discovered by officers from Revenue’s Customs Service on Easter Sunday last, April 5.

A spokesperson for the Revenue said the find was a direct result of “routine profiling” at the airport.

Revenue’s detection dog, Ollie, assisted officers during a routine search of an aircraft which had arrived from the United States. The drugs were concealed behind a panel in the aircraft cabin.

An international investigation is ongoing in relation to the seizure.

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