Revenue seize contraband worth almost €1,236,000 in Dublin

Over the course of last week (week commencing 8 April 2024), Revenue officers seized contraband worth almost €1,236,000 during the course of numerous operations in Dublin.

Revenue officers examining parcels at a premises in Dublin made the discoveries, as a result of risk profiling.

These comprised:

  • 55.6 kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €1,113,600, and various quantities of other illicit drugs with an estimated value of €112,000. These seizures were made with the assistance of detector dogs James, Alfie and Grace in numerous parcels originating from Spain, the USA, Thailand, the UK, India and China and were destined for addresses nationwide.
  • A quantity of retail goods, with an estimated value of over €10,000, were seized due to infringement of Intellectual Property Rights.

Investigations into all seizures are ongoing.

These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity. If businesses, or members of the public, have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 15/04/2024]