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Cannabis, pills and hash cakes were found during the routine search

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The seizure

The seizure

The seizure

Revenue have seized drugs worth €297,000 that were disguised as things like ‘make-up’ and ‘dog accessories’.

It came as officers were examining parcels as part of a routine search at two premises in Dublin.

10kg of herbal cannabis, 30,400 Benzodiazepine tablets and 10,600 Zopiclone tablets were found.

Smaller quantities of ephedrine and ecstasy tablets, butane honey oil, cannabis oil, synthetic cannabinoids and ‘hash cakes’ were also seized.

The illegal drugs were discovered with the assistance of detector dogs Sam and Bailey concealed in 40 different parcels labelled as items such as ‘Easter toys’, ‘healthcare products’, ‘antique glassware’ and ‘clothes’.

The parcels originated in the United States, Spain, France, Canada, India, Hungary, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom and were destined for various addresses across the country.

Investigations are ongoing.

The seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs.

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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