Two arrested after €2.1 million heroin haul seized in Dublin Airport

Two foreign- nationals have been arrested after over €2 million worth of Heroin was seized in Dublin Airport.

A man in his 30s and woman in her 50s were taken into custody after Revenue Officers caught the massive 15kg haul which had made its way over from Pakistan.

The woman, who was accompanied by a small child, was met by the man in arrivals before they were arrested and taken to Ballymun Garda Station.

A Revenue spokesperson said that the arrests came as part of a "joint, intelligence led" operation by Customs and the Garda Drugs Unit.

They said: "Yesterday (16/11/2018), Revenue officers in Dublin Airport seized heroin with an estimated street value of over €2.1 million.

"The 15kgs of heroin was found hidden in the luggage of a woman in her fifties, who had arrived in Dublin Airport from Lahore in Pakistan.

"The detection was made as a result of a joint, intelligence led operation conducted by officers from Revenue’s Customs Service at Dublin Airport and Gardaí from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau. "The woman was met in the arrivals hall by a man in his thirties. The two individuals were arrested by Gardaí and detained at Ballymun Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996."

Separately, almost 300 litres of wine was also seized in Dublin Port on Saturday morning.

The wine was found hidden in a car which had come in on a ferry from France.

They said: "In a separate operation this morning (17/11/2018), Revenue officers seized 285 litres of wine in Dublin Port.

"The alcohol was discovered when officers stopped and searched a car that had disembarked a ferry from France.

"The seized alcohol has a retail value of €4,000, representing a loss to the Exchequer of €2,000.

"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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