Report: Irish police examining links between drug gang and “prominent” hauliers

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According to indepenent.ie, Irish Police detectives are “examining links between a number of prominent haulage companies" with regards to a drug smuggling gang.

Report: Irish police examining links between drug gang and “prominent” hauliers
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The Irish news service writes that detectives are looking into claims that a gang from south-east Ireland has cooperated with a cross-border crime organisation to create a large drug import network.

It is reported that as part of the same investigation, specialist Gardaí officers are examining links between numerous “prominent” hauliers. The police will also investigate whether HGV drivers are flying to France before returning to the country via trucks transporting illegal drugs.

The report comes roughly a week after Revenue officers seized over 5kgs of heroin and almost 8kgs of cocaine, with a combined estimated value of more than €1.3 million, at Rosslare Europort.

The drugs were discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched an unaccompanied trailer that had disembarked a ferry from Dunkirk. The search, carried out with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner, led to the discovery of the drugs concealed within a hidden compartment of the trailer. A man in his 30s was arrested by Gardai and taken to Wexford Garda Station.


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