17 Aug 2022

Cannabis herb smuggled in toy scooter seized at Portlaoise Mail centre

Drugs seized worth €230,000

Portlaoise drugs cannabis

Cannabis discovered in toy scooter.

Herbal cannabis worth €230,000 concealed in toys and other items smuggled from Thailand, Nigeria and Spain has been seized at the Portlaoise Mail center.

Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre, assisted by detector dog Stella, seized a total of 11.5kg of herbal cannabis with a street value of approximately €230,000  on Monday, March 3. 

"Resulting from routine profiling, Revenue officers and detector dog Stella found 6kgs of herbal cannabis concealed in a wicker box which originated in Thailand.

"A second parcel of plastic bottles from Nigeria was found to contain 4kg of herbal cannabis, while in a third parcel,  1.5kg of the illegal drug was found concealed in toys from Spain".

Investigations are on-going with a view to prosecution said a statement.

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding drug smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

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