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07 Dec 2021

Revenue Detector Dog Sam sniffs out drugs in parcel

Large drugs haul at Laois Mail Centre

Large drugs haul at Laois Mail Centre

Detector dog, Sam

Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre have seized drugs worth €194,000 this Monday, January 6. 

Following routine profiling, approximately 9.1kgs of herbal cannabis was discovered in 2 parcels originating from the United States. The parcels, declared as ‘computer parts’, were destined for addresses in North Dublin.

Separately, a further 600 grams of herbal cannabis was found concealed in a parcel with the assistance of Revenue Detector Dog Sam. The parcel, originating from Spain, was destined for an address in Belfast.

Investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.

These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting drug smuggling. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling they can contact Revenue in confidence on freephone number 1800 295 295.

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