Drugs Valued at €225,000 Seized In Athlone And Dublin Mail Centres

The items were discovered in 50 separate parcels.

Drugs worth over 225-thousand euro have been seized in Dublin and Athlone.

Revenue officers at Athlone and Dublin Mail Centres seized over 99 kilos of drugs including herbal cannabis, khat and cocaine. 

The drugs were discovered in over 50 separate parcels that originated from the UK, the USA, Canada, Kenya and Spain. 

The parcels were declared as items such as ‘fishing bait’, ‘keychains’, ‘art supplies’ ‘green tea’ and ‘sports shoes’ and were destined for delivery to various addresses across the country.

The seizures were made with the assistance of Revenue detector dogs operating in each mail centre, both named Bailey.

Statement from Revenue in Full:

Yesterday as a result of routine operations, Revenue officers at Athlone and Dublin Mail Centres seized over 99kgs of illegal drugs including herbal cannabis, khat (89kgs) and cocaine. The illegal drugs have a combined estimated value of over €225,000 and were discovered in over 50 separate parcels that originated from the UK, the USA, Canada, Kenya and Spain. The parcels were declared as items such as ‘fishing bait’, ‘keychains’, ‘art supplies’ ‘green tea’ and ‘sports shoes’ and were destined for delivery to various addresses across the country.

The seizures were made with the assistance of Revenue detector dogs operating in each mail centre, both named Bailey.

Investigations are ongoing.

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