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€140,000 Worth Of Drugs Discovered In The Midlands

A quantity of cash was also seized by Revenue officers.

€140,000 worth drugs has been seized in the midlands.

Revenue officers discovered the 2 kilograms of cocaine while examining parcels in Athlone yesterday.

The illegal drugs were concealed in two parcels that originated in the Netherlands and were destined for addresses in Louth and Armagh. 

Separately, on Saturday, at Mullingar District Court, Revenue officers were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge Bernadette Owens following the seizure of €5,420 last Thursday.

The cash, which originated in Poland, was discovered as a result of routine profiling by Revenue officers examining parcels at a premises in Athlone. It is suspected to be the proceeds of, or intended for use in, criminal activity and is detained by Revenue in accordance with proceeds of crime legislation.

Investigations are ongoing.

These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and the supply of illegal tobacco products.

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on the confidential free phone number 1800 295 295.

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