Revenue seize herbal cannabis at Shannon Airport and cigarettes and tobacco in Waterford City

Today (18/01/2023), as a result of routine operations, Revenue officers seized over 10.5kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of over €210,000 at Shannon Airport.

The illegal drugs were discovered concealed in a parcel that had arrived in an air cargo consignment from the United States and was destined for an address in Cork.

Separately - on Monday (16/01/2023), in Waterford City, Revenue officers, as a result of an intelligence led operation, seized almost 1,800 cigarettes and 5.92kgs of ‘roll your own’ tobacco. 

The cigarettes and tobacco, originating in Turkey, were discovered following the search, under warrant, of a residential premises and have a combined retail value of almost €5,900, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €4,500.

A woman in her 30s was questioned.

Investigations into both seizures are ongoing.

These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and smuggling. If businesses, or members of the public, have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on our confidential phone number 1800 295 295.

{ENDS 18/01/2023)