Ireland: Cocaine from Ecuador Worth $4.5m Seized at Ringaskiddy Port in Cork

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The drug was discovered at Ringaskiddy Port on Friday

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Irish customs officers have seized cocaine worth €3.85m (£3.44m) at Ringaskiddy Port in County Cork.

Some 55kg of the drug was found on Friday, hidden inside the refrigeration unit of a shipping container that had been sent from Ecuador.

Gardaí (Irish police) said the discovery was made possible due to an x-ray scanner and a drug detector dog called Merlin.

An investigation is taking place and gardaí have appealed for information

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