Revenue seize drugs worth €366,000 in Dublin

Today (21/01/2022), as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers examining parcels at two premises in Dublin seized just over 17.8 kgs of herbal cannabis, 2 litres of synthetic cannabinoids, 5,130 Diazepam tablets and 40 Benzodiazepine tablets, with an estimated value of approximately €366,000. 

The illegal drugs were discovered with the assistance of detector dogs Sam and Bailey, concealed in parcels labelled as ‘ornaments’, ‘dolls’, ‘Christmas gifts’, ‘candles’, ‘lego’, ‘tea’ and ‘clothes’, that originated in the United States, Spain, Thailand, Lithuania, France, Canada and the United Kingdom and were destined for addresses in Dublin, Galway, Cavan, Limerick, Kerry, Wexford, Carlow, Sligo, Kildare, Cork and Meath. 

Investigations 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. 

[ENDS 21/01/2022]