Revenue seize contraband worth almost €340,000 while examining parcels

Over the course of this week, Revenue officers examining parcels at premises in Dublin, Athlone and Shannon, seized contraband worth approximately €340,000 as a result of risk profiling.

Revenue officers examining parcels at a premises in Dublin seized 9.3 kgs of herbal cannabis, 72.7 grammes of cannabis resin, 1.8 kgs of cannabis edibles and 5.1 kg of mitragynine, with a combined estimated value of over €319,000.

Revenue officers examining parcels at a premises in Athlone seized 254.8 grammes of synthetic cannabinoids with an estimated value of €5,100.

The illicit drugs were discovered inside consignments declared as various items such as bath towels, pillows, clothing and food, and were discovered in parcels originating from the Netherlands, Spain, the USA, Thailand and Indonesia, and were destined for addresses in Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Limerick and Wexford.

Finally, Revenue officers based at Shannon Airport seized herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €15,000.

Investigations into all of these seizures are ongoing.

These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting organised crime groups and the importation, sale and supply of illegal drugs. If businesses, or members of the public, have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 22/03/2024]