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29 Nov 2021

Revenue Dogs intercept mislabelled drugs package bound for Kilkenny

Bailey and Sam assisted Revenue officials in the detection

KILKENNY

Detector dog Sam assisted with the operation

Drugs destined for Kilkenny were intercepted by Revenue officers today at Dublin Mail Centre.

As a result of routine profiling and with the assistance of detector dogs Bailey and Sam, Revenue officers seized over 1.5kg of illegal drugs including herbal cannabis and cannabis infused ‘jelly sweets’ with an estimated value of over €32,000.


Seized today

The illegal drugs were discovered in parcels that originated in the United States and the UK and were declared as items such as ‘clothing’, ‘candle set’, ‘tea’, ‘backpack’ and ‘incense burner’. All parcels were destined for delivery to various addresses Dublin, Offaly, Kilkenny, Clare and Kildare. Investigations are ongoing.

These 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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