Revenue seize illegal drugs worth €97,000 at Portlaoise Mail Centre

Hero dog Sam sniffed out the illegal drugs

Kim O'Leary

Reporter:

Kim O'Leary

Revenue seize illegal drugs worth €97,000 at Portlaoise Mail Centre

Revenue officers in Portlaoise Mail Centre seized drugs worth €97,000

Revenue officers in Portlaoise Mail Centre, assisted by detector dog Sam, seized drugs worth €97,000 following an operation yesterday.

In a series of operations arising from routine profiling, officers seized approximately 4.7kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €94,000.

The cannabis was found in a parcel which had originated from Canada and was declared as 'clothing'. 

Separately, 6kgs of Khat was also discovered yesterday. The Khat, with an estimated value of €3,000, was detected in a parcel, also declared as ‘clothing’, and had originated from Kenya.

Both parcels containing the illegal drugs were destined for addresses in Dublin City.

Investigations are on-going.