Dog sniffs out African cannabis hidden in fish at Portlaoise post centre

Dog sniffs out Mozambique cannabis hidden in fish at Portlaoise postal centre

Dog sniffs out Mozambique cannabis hidden in fish at Portlaoise postal centre

Cannabis hidden in dried fish worth €90,000 on the street has been seized in Portlaoise after an attempt to smuggle it by post into Ireland.

Today (22/09/2017), following routine profiling and with the assistance of Revenue’s detector dog team, Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized 4.5kg of herbal cannabis concealed in a parcel of dried fish that had originated in Mozambique and was addressed to a location in Dublin.

The estimated street value of the smuggled drugs is €90,000. Investigations are on-going with a view to prosecution.

Separately, Revenue officers at Dublin Airport seized more than 19,800 cigarettes yesterday (21/09/17), when they stopped and searched a Moldovan man and woman, both in their 20s, who had arrived on a flight from Munich. The combined value of the cigarettes, branded ‘Marlboro’ and ‘Kent’, is €10,900, representing a loss to the Exchequer of €8,800.

The pair appeared before Judge Gráinne O’Neill, this afternoon, in the District Court where they were remanded in custody until Tuesday (26/09/17).

 If you have any information about smuggling, contact Revenue’s Confidential Freephone 1800 295 295.

 

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