Revenue seize drugs and alcohol with a combined value of over €473,000

Over the course of yesterday and today, Revenue officers at Dublin Parcel Hub seized herbal cannabis with a combined estimated value of €192,300. The following seizures were made a result of routine operations and with the assistance of detector dog Bailey:

  • Today (25/06/2020), 9Kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €180,000 discovered in a parcel which originated in Mozambique and destined for an address in Dublin.
  • Yesterday (24/06/2020), 615 grams of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €12,300 discovered in two separate parcels which originated in the UK and Canada respectively and destined for addresses in Dublin and Wicklow.

Additionally, earlier in the week, Revenue officers made a number of seizures of illegal drugs at Athlone Mail Centre. The drugs, with an estimated value of €33,430, were discovered in parcels destined for various addresses throughout Ireland. These seizures were made as a result of routine operations. Details are outlined below:

Details of drugs seizures
SeizureWeight/VolumeValue €

Herbal cannabis







290 tablets





Finally, also earlier this week, as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers at Rosslare Europort seized over 13,100 litres of wine. The smuggled alcohol, with an estimated retail value of over €247,400 representing a loss to the Exchequer of €148,800, had arrived in a foreign registered truck that had disembarked a ferry from France. Investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.

These routine operations are part of Revenue's ongoing work targeting the smuggling and shadow economy activity. If businesses, or members of the public have any information, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 25/06/2020]