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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Revenue detector dog Sam helps seize almost €100,000 worth of drugs at postal centre

Both seizures were conducted with the help of Revenue detector dog, Sam.
Both seizures were conducted with the help of Revenue detector dog, Sam.
Both parcels were destined for addresses in Dublin City

Callum Lavery

Revenue officers seized €97,000 worth of drugs at Portlaoise Mail Centre yesterday.

In a series of operations in Co Laois on Tuesday, gardaí seized around 4.7kg worth of herbal cannabis with a street value of around €94,000. The cannabis was found in a parcel originating from Canada that was labelled as 'clothing.'

In a separate incident, 6kgs of 'Khat', a stimulant with effects similar to amphetamines was seized. The khat had originated from Kenya and had an estimated street value off €6k. The drugs were also disguised as 'clothing.'

Both parcels were destined for addresses in Dublin city and seizures were conducted with the help of Revenue detector dog Sam.

Investigations are ongoing. The two seizures are part of Revenue's operations targeting drug importations.

Members of the public are asked to contact Revenue in confidence on 1800 295 295 with any information they may have regarding drug smuggling.

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