Revenue seize cigarettes and herbal cannabis in Dublin

Today (16/09/2020), as a result of routine operations, and with the assistance of detector dog Bailey, Revenue officers at Dublin Mail Centre seized over 1.4kgs of herbal cannabis. The illegal drugs have an estimated value of almost €30,000 and were discovered in four separate parcels which originated from Canada and the USA. The parcels were declared as items such as ‘Sweaters’, ‘Yoga Towel’, ‘Pre Owned Jacket’ ‘Giant 10’ and ‘Rubber Dog’ and were destined for delivery to addresses in Dublin, Donegal, Cork and Wicklow.

In a separate operation yesterday (15/09/2020), as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers seized 7,800 cigarettes and 12kgs of tobacco at Dublin Airport. The smuggled cigarettes and tobacco were discovered in the baggage of two British nationals who had disembarked a flight from Alicante, Spain. The smuggled cigarettes and tobacco, branded ‘Sterling’ and ‘Amber Leaf’, have an estimated retail value of over €12,000 representing a potential loss to the exchequer of €9,800.

Investigations are ongoing.

These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity.  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: 16/09/2020