Revenue seized more more than €1.3 million worth of herbal cannabis in Dublin Port earlier this week during a routine operation.
Sniffer dog Meg helped to make the drugs bust, along with Revenue's mobile x-ray scanner, and cannabis with an estimated street value of €1.36 million was seized.
The drugs were found concealed in a consignment of goods which had arrived into Dublin Port originating in Spain.
Investigations are ongoing.
Separately, yesterday morning, in an intelligence led operation, Revenue officers seized approximately 12,000 unstamped cigarettes, with the assistance of Gardaí and Revenue detector dog Bill.
The illegal tobacco products, branded ‘Excellence’ and ‘NZ’, were uncovered during a search carried out, under warrant, of two residential properties in the Dundalk area. The retail value of the contraband is over €8,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €6,500. A woman in her twenties and a man in his forties were interviewed and a file is being prepared with a view to prosecution.
These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs and the sale and supply of cigarettes and tobacco products in the shadow economy.
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