Revenue seizes herbal cannabis worth €20,000 in Dublin Mail Centre

Today (05/03/2019), Revenue officers at the Dublin Mail Centre seized 1kg of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €20,000.

The illegal drugs were discovered with the assistance of Revenue detector dog Bailey, concealed in two parcels labelled as ‘diaries’. The drugs, which originated in South Africa, were destined for an address in North Dublin City.

Separately yesterday (04/03/2019), during routine operations, Revenue officers at the Portlaoise Mail Centre seized 9kgs of Khat with an estimated street value of €4,500. The Khat was discovered in a parcel that originated in Ethiopia and was destined for an address in Dublin City Centre.

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 05/03/2019]