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Officers discovered herbal cannabis, cannabis resin, heroin, methamphetamine, butane honey oil, and hash cakes at the properties.

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Revenue officers discovered herbal cannabis, cannabis resin, heroin, methamphetamine, butane honey oil, and hash cakes in Dublin

Revenue officers discovered herbal cannabis, cannabis resin, heroin, methamphetamine, butane honey oil, and hash cakes in Dublin

Revenue officers discovered herbal cannabis, cannabis resin, heroin, methamphetamine, butane honey oil, and hash cakes in Dublin

Revenue officers seized almost €200,000 worth of drugs in Dublin earlier today.

As part of ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs, Revenue officers conducted searches of two premises in Dublin on Wednesday, where they seized just over 6.9kg worth of drugs with an estimated value of approximately €194,000.

With the assistance of detector dogs Sam and Bailey, officers discovered herbal cannabis, cannabis resin, heroin, methamphetamine, butane honey oil (a cannabis concentrate), and hash cakes at the properties.

The illegal drugs were concealed in parcels labelled as "stickers", "pet clothes", "clothes", "pencils", "shoes" and "antique glassware."

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Detector dog Sam

Detector dog Sam

Detector dog Sam

The parcels originated in the United States, Spain, Switzerland, Portugal, France, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom and were destined for addresses in Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Cork, Limerick, Clare, Tipperary, and Longford.

Investigations are ongoing.

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.

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