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Dog-tectives Sniffer dogs help find €200k of drugs hidden in packages labelled as fishing bait, keyrings and green tea

Over 99kgs of illegal drugs were seized including herbal cannabis, khat and cocaine

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Drug detector dog Bailey from the Athlone Mail Centre

Drug detector dog Bailey from the Athlone Mail Centre

Drug detector dog Bailey from the Athlone Mail Centre

Two drug detector dogs, both named Bailey, helped Revenue seize over €200k worth of drugs in Athlone and Dublin mail centres.

The illegal drugs, with a combined estimated value of over €225,000, were discovered in over 50 separate packages.

Over 99kgs of illegal drugs were seized including herbal cannabis, khat and cocaine.

The packages were addressed to various addresses across the country and were from the UK, the USA, Canada, Kenya and Spain.

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Drug detector dog Bailey from the Dublin Mail Centre

Drug detector dog Bailey from the Dublin Mail Centre

Drug detector dog Bailey from the Dublin Mail Centre

They were declared as items such as fishing bait, keychains, art supplies, green tea and sports shoes.

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

"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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