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Detector dog Robbie sniffs out batch of cannabis herb as Revenue make two drug busts

The drugs seized in both operations have a combined estimated value of €716,000
Detector dog Robbie

Detector dog Robbie

Neil Fetherstonhaugh

Revenue’s detector dog Robbie was in action yesterday as he helped sniff out a batch of cannabis herb as officers examined parcels at a premises in Dublin.

The seizure was just one of two made yesterday as, in a separate operation, Revenue officers also seized a further 36kgs of cannabis herb and 6kgs of cannabis resin at Dublin Port.

The illegal drugs were discovered concealed within a furniture consignment that had arrived from Spain.

The drugs seized in both operations have a combined estimated value of €716,000.

Revenue said investigations are ongoing.

“These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting organised crime groups and the importation, sale and supply of illegal drugs,” they added.

Part of the seizures made yesterday

Part of the seizures made yesterday

“If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800295295."


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