Drugs destined for Cavan among €370k seizure

Revenue made the seizure yesterday.

Drugs destined for addresses in Co Cavan were among a major seizure made by Revenue yesterday.

Revenue officers examining parcels at two premises in Dublin, seized illegal drugs worth over €370,000, including almost 18kgs of herbal cannabis. Small quantities of butane honey oil, cannabis resin, MDMA, ecstasy tablets, cocaine and synthetic cannabinoids were also seized.

The illegal drugs were discovered, with the assistance of detector dogs Bailey and Sam, concealed in parcels that originated in North America, Europe and the United Kingdom and were labelled as ‘tuxedos’, ‘tea’, ‘board games’, ‘jeans’, ‘car organisers’ and ‘pet blanket’.

The parcels were destined for addresses across the Country, including Cavan, Dublin, Galway, Cork, Meath, Waterford, Kildare, Clare, Louth, Leitrim and Tipperary.

They originated in the United States, Canada, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom.

Separately on Monday, June 20, as part of routine operations, Revenue officers examining parcels at a premises in Athlone, seized almost 4kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €80,000.

The illegal drugs originated in Spain and were destined for addresses in Dublin.

Investigations into both seizures are ongoing.

These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.