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10 Aug 2022

Bales of KHAT drug seized in Portlaoise Mail Centre

Bales of KHAT drug seized in Portlaoise Mail Centre

Drugs seized in Portlaoise Mail Centre

Boxes containing bales of the drug KHAT have been seized by Revenue Officers in Portlaoise Mail Centre.

The drugs have an estimated value of €59,000.

KHAT is also known as Jeff, bathtub speed, wannabe speed and Kitty.

The seizure was as a result of routine profiling. Revenue Officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized approximately 118kgs of KHAT with an estimated street value of €59,000. 

The illegal drugs were concealed in parcels originating in Ethiopia which had no declared contents and were destined for various addresses in Dublin.

Investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.

These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting drug smuggling and shadow economy activity.  If businesses, or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free-phone 1800 295 295.

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