Revenue seize drugs in Athlone and alcohol in Rosslare Europort

Yesterday (03/03/2022), as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers examining parcels at a premises in Athlone, seized almost 2.8kgs of ecstasy with an estimated value of €93,000.

The illegal drugs were discovered in parcels labelled as ‘children’s toys’ that originated in the Netherlands and were destined for an address in Dublin.

Separately yesterday (03/03/2022), Revenue officers seized approximately 13,000 litres of beer, 225 litres of Asti Martina and 7 litres of Polish Mead at Rosslare Europort, following the search of an Irish registered truck that had disembarked a ferry from Dunkirk, France. 

The smuggled alcohol has an estimated retail value of more than €55,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €26,000. 

Investigations into both seizures are ongoing.

These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the smuggling of illegal goods. 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 04/03/2022]