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Cocaine with estimated street value of €2.5 million seized at port

Cocaine worth more than €2.5 million which has been seized by customs officers at Rosslare port Picture by Revenue Commissioners/PA
By Michelle Devane, PA

Cocaine with an estimated street value of more than €2.5 million has been seized by customs officers at Rosslare port.

The Revenue Commissioners said the illegal drugs were discovered on Thursday when customs officials stopped and searched an Irish-registered horsebox, carrying eight horses.

It had disembarked from a ferry from Cherbourg in France.

The drugs haul, which weighed more than 35kg, were found with the assistance of detector dog Timba.

An Irishman in his forties was arrested at the scene by gardaí. He is being detained at Wexford Garda Station.

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