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Herbal cannabis worth €90k found hidden in blankets sent from Canada

An Irish man is being questioned by gardaí in relation to the seizure.

001 - 4.5kg Herbal Source: Revenue

CANNABIS WITH AN estimated street value of €90,000 was found concealed in blankets in a package that had been sent from Canada.

Revenue officers seized 4.5 kg of herbal cannabis and gardaí arrested a 28-year-old Irish man, who’s being detained for questioning in Dundalk Garda Station.

These actions were taken as part of joint-investigations targeting drug imports in the Louth area.

002 - 4.5kg Herbal Source: Revenue

The agencies involved include Revenue’s Customs Service, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, and the Dundalk Garda Drugs Unit.

Investigations are continuing with a view to prosecution.

003 - 4.5kg Herbal Source: Revenue

If you have any information about drug smuggling, Revenue recommend contacting them in confidence on its Confidential Phone Number on 1800 295 295.

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