Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Advertisement

Cannabis, khat, and cocaine discovered inside packages marked as 'fishing bait' and 'sport shoes'

The drugs have a combined estimated value of approximately €225,000.

Image: Revenue

REVENUE OFFICERS HAVE seized drugs worth over €225,000 at Athlone and Dublin Mail Centres. 

As a result of routine operations yesterday, around 99kgs of drugs were discovered in over 50 separate parcels originating from the US, UK, Canada, Kenya, and Spain. 

The parcels were declared as fishing bait, keychains, art supplies, green tea, and sports shoes. They were destined for delivery to various addresses across the country.

The seizures were made with the assistance of Revenue detector dogs operating in each mail centre, both named Bailey.

Revenue officers seized over 99kgs of illegal drugs including herbal cannabis, khat, and cocaine. 

Investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution. The seizures come as part of the agency’s ongoing operations targeting drug smuggling.

Making a difference

A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article.

Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can make sure we can keep reliable, meaningful news open to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they are asked to contact Revenue in confidence on freephone 1800 295 295.

15022021 Dublin Mail Centre

About the author:

Adam Daly

Read next:

COMMENTS (9)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel