NARCOTICS bound for Donegal were seized at a mail centre in Dublin yesterday.
Some 3.6kg of herbal cannabis, with an estimated value of €72,300 was discovered.
The seizure was made at Dublin Mail Centre in Knockmitten with the assistance of detector dog Sam.
Routine profiling was being carried out by Revenue officers when the drugs were found.
The illegal substances were detected in parcels originating in the USA.
They were declared as a variety of items such as ‘plastic ornaments’, ‘wedding invitations’, ‘sweaters’ and ‘a make-up stand’.
The parcels were destined for addresses in a number of counties, including Donegal.
Packages were also being sent to Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Kerry.
“Investigations are ongoing,” a Revenue spokesperson said.
“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.”Tags: