Revenue seize drugs worth over €270,000 concealed in parcels

Today (17/05/2022), as part of routine operations and with the assistance of detector dogs Bailey and Sam, Revenue officers examining parcels at premises in Dublin seized illegal drugs with a combined estimated value of €272,000. The seizures included almost 12kgs of herbal cannabis, 3kgs of hash cakes, 240 grams of cannabis resin, 6,750 Zopiclone tablets, over 1,000 diazepam tablets, 800 ecstasy tablets as well as small quantities of butane honey oil and ‘magic mushrooms’.

The illegal drugs were discovered in over 40 separate parcels that originated in multiple locations across North America, Europe and Asia. The parcels were declared as items such as ‘toys’, ‘tea’, ‘boxing gloves’, ‘trousers’, ‘chewing gum’ and ‘organisers’ and were destined for addresses across the country.

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 17/05/2022]