Revenue seize drugs worth over €80,000 at Portlaoise Mail Centre

Today (01/04/2019), Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized 3.9kgs of herbal cannabis and 10.1kgs of khat with a combined estimated street value of €83,050.

The illegal drugs were discovered by Revenue officers following routine profiling, with the assistance of Revenue detector dog Sam. The drugs were concealed in two separate parcels from Kenya and Thailand and were destined for addresses in Dublin City Centre. One parcel was labelled as ‘clothing’ and the other as a ‘wedding gift’.

Investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.

These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting drug importations. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding drug smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 01/04/2019]