We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.


Cannabis discovered inside a number of packages marked as 'children's toys' at Dublin Mail Centre

The packages originated in the US, the UK and Spain and were destined for Dublin, Sligo and Kildare.

Cannabis seizure 09012019 (2) Cannabis seized by officers Revenue Revenue

REVENUE OFFICERS AT the Dublin Mail Centre seized almost 1.2kg of cannabis with an estimated street value of €23,580 today.

The illegal drugs were discovered in six separate parcels which originated in the United States, the UK and Spain.

The concealed drugs were declared as ‘dog toys’, ‘Disney Frozen figure’, ‘children’s toys’ and ‘dried honeycomb’ and were destined for addresses in Dublin, Sligo and North Kildare.

Bailey Revenue Revenue

Revenue detector dog Bailey was involved in the seizure. 

In a separate incident, Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized approximately 1kg of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €10,000.

The drugs were discovered in two parcels which originated in the US. The concealed drugs were also declared as ‘toys’ and were destined for addresses in Dublin. 

Cigarette seizure 08012019 Revenue Revenue


Yesterday, in another separate incident, Revenue officers at Cork Airport seized 14,600 cigarettes of various brands including Marlboro, Lucky Strike, Camel blue and Winston Xspression. 

The unstamped cigarettes were discovered following a positive indication by detector dog Eva and a subsequent search by Revenue Officers of the checked luggage of a male passenger arriving on a flight from Kiev, Ukraine via Amsterdam.

Eva Detector dog Eva Revenue Revenue

Investigations are ongoing in relation to all seizures.

The seizures come as part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity. 

If businesses, or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free-phone number 1800 295 295.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
Leave a Comment
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.

    Leave a commentcancel