Customs seize £3.6m cannabis haul

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Published: Wednesday 26th November 2014 by The News Editor

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A massive haul of cannabis worth £3.6 million (4.5m euro) stuffed into more than 1,000 tins of olives and bound for the UK has been uncovered in Ireland.

Customs officials seized the drugs at Dublin Port after a profiling operation targeting cargo at the facility.

The 200 kilos of cannabis was divided into small parcels which were double vacuum packed and individually stashed in 1,050 catering tins of olives in oil.

Investigating officers believe the drugs arrived in the Irish capital from Spain and were destined for the UK.

A Revenue spokeswoman said: “Investigations are continuing here with international enquiries ongoing in Spain and the UK.”

Published: Wednesday 26th November 2014 by The News Editor

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