Gardai do not in a torpedo-shaped device containing the cocaine, which was discovered on a Co Clare margin, was destined for the Irish market.
Senior sources have revealed that gardai take «no intelligence» that our criminal gangs, including the deadly Kinahan cartel, resolve attempt to smuggle drugs into Ireland that way.
The drugs, seized by the Net income Commissioners in Liscannor, Co Clare, on Monday were discovered on Kilmacreehy strand with assistance from a member of the public who was walking on the beach.
The canister keep under control a massive 75kg of cocaine.
Revenue reported that it may have been fond of below the waterline of a ship.
Gardai believe that the gang would would rather needed the use of «extremely experienced» divers to recover the haul.
Neither gardai nor dues officers have any information to link the massive haul to Irish coteries.
«This is the first seizure of its kind in Ireland. Everything needs to be looked at but no Irish identify with has been established yet,» a senior source said.
The Revenue Commissioners utter in a statement yesterday that it is not known where the drugs originated from, or their in view destination.
An unsuspecting Lahinch man said yesterday that he examined the covering of the torpedo-like device «for a couple of minutes» on a remote Clare beach varied than two months ago.
Yesterday, the well-known hotelier, Michael Vaughan allow in that he was ‘shocked’ and ‘absolutely dumbfounded’ to see the Revenue photos published of the canister yesterday accrediting the drugs haul.
Mr Vaughan said that he examined the outside of the mechanism while out flying kites with his family on a sunny Sunday afternoon on August 28 carry on.
Mr Vaughan said that he believes the canister — now found to contain 75kg of cocaine — essential have been on Kilmacreehy beach «for weeks, if not months before we arrive d enter a occurred across it as it would take a heavy sea to throw that up».
Meanwhile, in Meath, cannabis with an estimated thoroughfare value of €2.7million was seized in a garda operation yesterday.
The invention was made when detectives searched a number of vehicles in Ashbourne rudely after 3pm. Three men were arrested.