Almost €300,000 Worth Of Drugs...


Almost €300,000 Worth Of Drugs Seized In Dublin.

Fiona Cooney
Fiona Cooney

02:17 4 May 2022

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A variety of drugs with an estimated value of €297,000 have been seized by Revenue officers in Dublin.

As part of routine profiling, officers examined several parcels at two premises yesterday.

They discovered a variety of illegal drugs, including 10 kilograms 30,400 Benzodiazepine tablets and 10,600 Zopiclone tablets.

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’, ‘make-up’, ‘healthcare products’, ‘antique glassware’, ‘documents’, ‘gifts’, ‘sports equipment’, ‘dog accessories’ 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.

They were destined for various addresses across the country including addresses in Dublin, Galway, Cavan, Limerick, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Clare, Tipperary, Donegal, Cork and Mayo.

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





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