Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Gardai land 'charcoal cocaine'

Gardaí have seized up to half a tonne of cocaine disguised as charcoal. The drugs are worth over €34m, about four times the value of all the cocaine seized in Ireland for the last year.
The process of disguising the drugs involved mixing pure cocaine with a carbon dust, a black dye and an odour blocker to foil dogs. It was then moulded into blocks to look like charcoal.