Tuesday, September 25, 2012

As a part of the ongoing operation Diversity, Customs Officers and Waterford Divisional Drugs unit have seized a further 9.5kg of synthetic drugs that had been destined for Waterford city.

The drugs had originated in China and were intercepted prior to arrival in Waterford City.

The value of the drugs seized today have a street value of €332,500 bringing the total value of the seizures in this operation to €1.2 million, with €800,000 seized last week.

Niall Hutton, who has an address in the city, was brought before Waterford District court last week and charged in connection with the earlier seizures.
The operation is ongoing into the importation of these synthetic drugs which mimic controlled drugs like Cocaine and Ecstasy.

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