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Thousands of capsules that claim to treat symptoms of Covid-19 seized in Dublin

The follow-up search today followed a seizure by Revenue at Dublin Airport last month.

Photo of the seized items.
Photo of the seized items.
Image: An Garda Síochána

A SEARCH CARRIED out in Swords today led to the discovery of over 6,000 capsules of medication – which claim to treat symptoms of Covid-19 – worth an estimated €10,000.

The north Dublin search was conducted following a seizure at Dublin Airport on 29 April, when Revenue intercepted falsely-declared packaging.

The packaging contained approximately 7,200 traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which claimed to treat the coronavirus symptoms.

Around 10,000 non-compliant “surgical face masks” were also seized as part of the consignment.

The follow-up search today was conducted at a house in Swords in a joint operation with the Swords District Drugs Unit, Revenue and the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA).

During the search, a further 6,178 capsules were seized. 

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Gardaí said they would continue to liaise with the HPRA during its ongoing investigations into the matter. 

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