Cocaine worth €12 million has been seized in Ringaskiddy Port in Cork.
The seizure was made earlier today in a joint intelligence-led operation conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service and the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau.
The drugs were found on a ship that had come from Central America.
Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) and Revenue’s Customs Service, participated in a joint operation today seizing approximately 172kgs of suspected Cocaine, with an estimated street value of €12 million pic.twitter.com/r1ZDdqNDGD
— Garda Info (@gardainfo) February 18, 2021
It's understood the cocaine was hidden in a container of fruit.
No arrests have been made.
Gardai say today's seizure "will have a significant impact on organised crime".