Enormous heroin shipment from NL seized

31st August 2007, Comments 0 comments

31 August 2007, DUBLIN (AFP) - Irish customs said Thursday they had made their biggest-ever seizure of heroin, concealed in wood-burning stoves arriving in Dublin by ship from the Netherlands.

31 August 2007

DUBLIN  (AFP) - Irish customs said Thursday they had made their biggest-ever seizure of heroin, concealed in wood-burning stoves arriving in Dublin by ship from the Netherlands.

The customs said in a statement they had seized 12 kilograms of heroin, worth an estimated EUR 2.4 million, and 2.5 kilograms of cocaine, worth about  EUR 175,000.

"Customs officers uncovered ten blocks of heroin and two blocks of cocaine in total," said Rory O'Connor, head of customs in the port.

"We tested the first block and it showed up as cocaine so initially we assumed the rest was cocaine. However, following testing of the other blocks we realised that we had a major seizure of heroin on our hands."

The drugs were concealed in antique-style wood burning ranges that had arrived from Rotterdam.

[Copyright AFP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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