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04th Mar 2022

Nearly €100k worth of ecstasy disguised as “children’s toys” seized by Revenue

Stephen Porzio

The parcels were destined for a Dublin address.

Revenue has seized nearly €100,000 worth of ecstasy that was hidden in parcels labelled as “children’s toys”.

On Thursday (3 March), as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers examined parcels at a premises in Athlone.

The officers subsequently seized almost 2.8kgs of ecstasy with an estimated value of €93,000.

“The illegal drugs were discovered in parcels labelled as ‘children’s toys’ that originated in the Netherlands and were destined for an address in Dublin,” Revenue said in a statement.

Also on Thursday, Revenue officers seized approximately 13,000 litres of beer, 225 litres of Asti Martina and seven litres of Polish Mead at Rosslare Europort.

This was following the search of an Irish-registered truck that had disembarked a ferry from Dunkirk in France.

The smuggled alcohol has an estimated retail value of more than €55,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €26,000.

Investigations into both seizures are ongoing.

Main image via Twitter/RevenueIE

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