Revenue seize cannabis worth €100,000 in Dublin and £8000 Sterling in Rosslare

Today (26/11/2019), Revenue Officers seized 13.5kgs of cannabis resin worth approximately €81,000. The drugs, detected with the assistance of detector dog Bailey at Dublin Mail Centre, were concealed in nine parcels which originated from Spain and were declared as ‘plastic ornaments’. The parcels were destined for addresses in West and North Dublin.

In a separate operation yesterday(25/11/2019), also in the Dublin Mail Centre, Revenue detector dog Bailey assisted Revenue officers in the detection of 1kg of herbal cannabis. The illegal drugs, with an estimated street value of approximately €20,000, discovered in two parcels originating from the USA and the UK, and were destined for addresses in Limerick and Dublin City Centre.

Separately, at Wexford District Court this morning (26/11/2019), Revenue officers were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge Brian O’Shea. This followed a seizure of £8,000 Sterling yesterday (25/11/2019) when, following routine profiling, Revenue officers, stopped and searched a vehicle that had disembarked a ferry from Cherbourg, France. A man originally from Croatia but now living in Ireland was questioned.

Investigations are ongoing in all three seizures.

These routine operations are part of Revenue's ongoing work targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity. If businesses, or members of the public have any information, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 26/11/2019]