Revenue seize cocaine worth €140,000 in Athlone

Yesterday (10/07/2023), as a result of risk profiling, Revenue officers examining parcels at a premises in Athlone seized 2kgs cocaine with an estimated value of €140,000.

The illicit drugs were discovered in a parcel that had originated in the Netherlands and were destined for an address in Northern Ireland.

Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding drug smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on phone number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 11/07/2023]