Revenue seize drugs worth €276,000 in Dublin Airport

On Monday (16/08/21) as a result of an intelligence led operation, Revenue officers at Dublin Airport seized approximately 4.6 kgs of methamphetamine with an estimated value of €276,000.

The illegal drugs were discovered concealed within false panels in the lids and bases of six (6) boxes contained within a cargo package. The package, described as containing items of clothing, had originated in Malaysia and was destined for an address in Dublin.

Separately, last Friday (13/8/2021), following routine profiling aimed at identifying alcohol products that may be diverted onto the Irish market without payment of the relevant tax and duties due,  Revenue officers at Rosslare Europort seized over 4,000 litres of Prosecco and 320 litres of wine. 

The alcohol products were seized following the search of an Irish registered truck that had disembarked a ferry from Cherbourg, France and have a combined retail value of €89,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of almost €51,000.

Investigations into both seizures are ongoing.

These 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: 18/08/2021]