Revenue seize herbal cannabis worth €10,000 concealed in a tin of slimming product

Today (08/08/2019), Revenue officers in Dublin Mail Centre, assisted by detector dog Bailey, seized half a kilo of herbal cannabis worth €10,000. The cannabis was found concealed in a tin of a powdered slimming product which had arrived from Canada and was destined for an address in Dublin.

In a separate operation earlier this week (05/08/2019), Revenue officers in Dublin Port seized 980 litres of wine after a number of routine examinations took place on vehicles arriving from France. The wine had a retail value of €14,000 and represents a loss to the Excehequer of approximately €7,000. Investigations are ongoing.

These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the illegal importation, supply and sale of alcohol and drugs in the shadow economy. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or illegal sale of alcohol or drugs, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free-phone number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 08/08/2019]