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17/09/2021

Intercepted drugs were destined for a number of counties, including Leitrim

 Drugs bust

The drugs that were seized

On Tuesday, April 13, as a result of routine operations and with the assistance of detector dog Bailey, Revenue officers seized illegal drugs with an estimated value of over €127,000 at Dublin Mail Centre.

In total, over 5kgs of various types of drugs such as herbal cannabis, cannabis edibles, cannabis resin, methamphetamine, heroin and butane honey oil were seized as well as over 2,800 tablets such as Zopiclone, Benzodiazepine, Diazepam and Zolpidem.

The illegal drugs were discovered in parcels that originated in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Austria and Canada.

The parcels were declared as items such as ‘food stuffs’, ‘metal cars’, ‘dog equipment’, ‘baseball helmet’, ‘health care products’ and ‘supplements’ and were destined for various addresses throughout Ireland.

The parcels seized were destined for delivery to addresses in Dublin, Meath, Wicklow, Waterford, Tipperary, Kildare, Wexford, Limerick, Galway, Leitrim, Cork, Donegal, Kerry and Scotland.

These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the supply of illegal tobacco products and the importation of illegal drugs. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling they can contact Revenue in confidence on the confidential free phone number 1800 295 295.

No further information available as investigations are ongoing.

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