Revenue seize drugs worth €27,000 at Portlaoise Mails Centre

Yesterday (24/09/2019), Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mails Centre seized drugs worth €27,000.

Following routine profiling, 54kgs of khat was seized by officers from a number of parcels originating from Ethiopia and Kenya. The parcels, some of which were declared as ‘clothing’, were destined for various addresses in Dublin City.

Investigations are on-going with a view to prosecutions.

These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting drug smuggling.  If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 25/09/2019]