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Drugs Destined For Westmeath Seized In Dublin Mail Centre

The items, including herbal cannabis and nitrous oxide, have an estimated value of almost €145,000

Drugs, destined for addresses in Westmeath, have been seized at Dublin Mail Centre.

Revenue officers discovered 15 kilograms of various types of illegal drugs, including herbal cannabis, cannabis oil, butane honey oil, khat, amphetamine and methamphetamine, during routine operations today.

750 Zopiclone tablets, 500 Benzodiazepine tablets and 9,600 canisters of nitrous oxide were also seized.

The items have an estimated value of almost €145,000 and were discovered in parcels originating in the US, Canada, the UK, Spain, Switzerland, Kenya and the Netherlands.

The parcels were declared as items such as ‘PPE’, ‘toys’, ‘books’ ‘electronic goods’, ‘laptop components’, ‘measuring cups’, ‘padlocks’ and ‘antique glassware’ and were destined for various addresses in Westmeath, Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Louth, Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork, Galway and Mayo.

Investigations are ongoing.

These seizures are 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.

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