Three people arrested at Dublin Airport after ingesting 280 pellets of cocaine

Three people arrested at Dublin Airport after ingesting 280 pellets of cocaine

Two men and a woman arrived on a flight from mainland Europe on Sunday.


Three people have been arrested following the seizure of €245,000 worth of cocaine at Dublin Airport.


Gardaí at Dublin Airport, assisted by personnel from the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) and Customs Officers, charged a man and a woman and arrested another man following an operation at the airport on Sunday (20 September).


At approximately 7.50pm on Sunday, Customs Officers alerted Gardaí that they had detained three passengers who arrived on a flight from mainland Europe on suspicion of drug trafficking.


The passengers, two men and a woman, all aged in their 20s, had ingested a combined approximate 280 pellets of suspected cocaine (pending analysis) worth €245,000.

All three were arrested and taken to Ballymun Garda Station, detained under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1996.


One of the arrested men and the woman have since been charged in relation to the incident and appeared before the Criminal Courts of Justice on Tuesday.


The other male remains in Garda custody.


Main image via Twitter/Garda Info