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Drugs worth over €330,000 concealed as Christmas presents and tea seized by Revenue

15.5kgs of herbal cannabis was seized as part of the operation
Clodagh Meaney

Revenue officers have seized drugs worth over €330,000 concealed in parcels marked as things such as ‘tea’, ‘Christmas presents’, ‘coffee beans’, ‘food stuffs’ and ‘textiles’

As part of the routine operation, officers examining parcels at two premises in Dublin seized illegal drugs worth over €330,000.

Drugs found included 15.5kgs of herbal cannabis and 5,528 Zopiclone tablets as well as small quantities of CMC crystals, hash cakes, butane honey oil, cannabis resin, cannabis oil and LSD tablets.

The illegal drugs were discovered with the assistance of two drug detector dogs Bailey and Sam.

The drugs were found on January 11th concealed in parcels that originated from the US, Canada, Spain, the UK and the Netherlands.

They were destined for addresses in counties Dublin, Louth, Kildare, Cork, Kerry, Wexford and Tipperary.

“These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs,” a Revenue spokesperson said in a statement.

“If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.”

Investigations are ongoing.

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