Revenue seize drugs worth over €223,000 in Athlone

Revenue seize drugs worth over €223,000 in Athlone

Yesterday (08/03/2023), as a result of routine operations, Revenue officers examining parcels at a premises in Athlone seized over 10kgs of herbal cannabis, 10kgs of khat and 114grms of cocaine.

The illegal drugs, with an estimated value of over €223,000, were discovered in parcels that had originated in Italy, France, the Netherlands and the UK and were destined for addresses in Dublin, Louth and Carlow.

Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is 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 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 09/03/2023]

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