Revenue seize contraband worth approximately €533,000 in Dublin

Over the course of last week, (week commencing 20/05/2024) and with the assistance of detector dog Grace, Revenue officers examining parcels at a premises in Dublin seized over 7 kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of almost €142,000 during the course of numerous operations. Various quantities of other illicit drugs, with an estimated value of over €3,300, were also seized.

The illicit drugs were discovered, as a result of risk profiling, in parcels originating from the UK, Spain, the USA, Canada, Thailand and India and were intended for addresses nationwide.

A quantity of retail goods, with an estimated value of approximately €388,000, was also seized due to infringements of Intellectual Property Rights.

Investigations into all seizures are ongoing.

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

[ENDS 27/05/2024]