More than £700,000 worth of cocaine has been seized at Dublin port, having been shipped over in a haulage vehicle from the UK.
Around 15kg of the Class A drug, worth €1 million (£734,703) was intercepted yesterday as part of an intelligence-led operation to tackle drug smuggling.
A 36-year-old man was arrested and charged with drug trafficking offences. He has been kept in police custody until he appears in court in Dublin tomorrow.
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Following consultations and consideration of the security situation in Tunisia, Irish citizens are being advised to avoid non-essential travel to Tunisia in light of increased security concerns.
We are encouraging any Irish visitors to Tunisia to review whether their presence in Tunisia is essential and, where it is not, we are advising them to leave by commercial means.
Any Irish citizens in Tunisia who are not yet registered with the Department but who plan to remain in Tunisia are advised to register without delay.
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