There were quantities of herbal cannabis; ketamine; ecstasy and cannabis resin.
Revenue has seized drugs, cigarettes and tobacco worth almost €800,000 in Westmeath and Dublin.
Officers examining parcels at a premises in Athlone seized drugs with an estimated value in excess of €167,000 on Wednesday.
Quantities of herbal cannabis; ketamine; ecstasy and cannabis resin, were discovered in packages originating from the Netherlands and were destined for addresses in Kildare and Dublin.
Separately, as a result of routine operations officers seized parcels at a premises in Dublin which contained 180 packages of drugs worth an estimated €541,000.
The parcels had been declared as, ‘bedding’; ‘candy’; ‘toys’; ‘cosmetics’ and ‘clothing’.
In another search in Dublin 312kgs of tobacco and over 11,500 cigarettes were discoverd.
The illicit tobacco had an estimated value of approximately €55,500, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €180,000.
The illegal cigarettes had an estimated value of nearly €2,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €7,000. The cigarettes were discovered in a parcel which had originated in Kazakhstan and were destined for an address in Dublin.
Investigations into all of these seizures are ongoing.
These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting smuggling, shadow economy activity and the supply of illegal tobacco products.
If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding drug smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on phone number 1800 295 295.