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Stella the sniffer dog helped seize €140k worth of cannabis in Portlaoise today

The drugs were addressed to a property in Wicklow.

Stella - Cropped Stella the sniffer dog. Source: Revenue

REVENUE OFFICERS TODAY seized 8kg of cannabis with the help of sniffer dog Stella.

Officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre found the drugs, which have an estimated street value of €160,000, when detector dog, Stella, gave a positive indication on a parcel that had been consigned from Romania to an address in Wicklow.

A revenue spokeswoman said: “Investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution. If you have any information about smuggling, contact Revenue’s Confidential Freephone 1800 295 295.”

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