Customs officials have discovered approximately 1kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of €70,000 at Dublin Airport hidden in the soles of a man’s runners.

Customs Officers made the discovery when they intercepted a South African national who had arrived at Dublin Airport from Johannesburg on Monday.

On examining his footwear, Officers discovered 1kg of cocaine concealed in the soles of the joggers.

The man was arrested and handed over to Ballymun Garda Drug Squad.

He appeared in the Dublin District Court at the Bridewell yesterday and was remanded in custody to appear again at Cloverhill Court.