Drug detector dog Sam.

Drugs bound for Tipp seized by Revenue officers

Drugs destined for a number of addresses in Ireland including Tipperary were seized as as part of routine operations by Revenue officers this morning. The officers examined parcels at two premises in Dublin found illegal drugs worth over €330,000 including 15.5kgs of herbal cannabis and 5,528 Zopiclone tablets as well as small quantities of CMC crystals, hash cakes, butane honey oil, cannabis resin, cannabis oil and LSD tablets.

The illegal drugs were discovered with the assistance of detector dogs Bailey and Sam, concealed in parcels that originated in the US, Canada, Spain, the UK and the Netherlands. The parcels were labelled as items such as ‘tea’, ‘Christmas gifts’, ‘coffee beans’, ‘textiles’ and ‘food stuffs’ and were destined for addresses in Counties Dublin, Louth, Kildare, Cork, Kerry, Wexford and Tipperary.

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.