Revenue seize drugs worth over €276,000 in Athlone

As a result of routine operations on Thursday (18/08/2022) and Friday (19/08/2022), Revenue officers examining parcels at a premises in Athlone seized over 13kgs of herbal cannabis and a small amount of ecstasy.  

The illegal drugs, with a combined estimated value of more than €276,000, were discovered concealed in parcels that originated in multiple locations across mainland Europe and were destined for addresses across the country. 

Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 22/08/2022]