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06th Mar 2019

Revenue’s dog Bailey finds €20,000 of disguised cannabis in An Post’s Dublin Mail Centre

Carl Kinsella


The drugs were disguised as diaries.

Revenue has confirmed that officers at the Dublin Mail Centre seized 1kg of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €20,000 on Tuesday (5 March).

According to a Revenue statement, the drugs were discovered with the assistance of Revenue detector dog Bailey, concealed in two parcels labelled as ‘diaries’. The drugs originated in South Africa and were headed towards North Dublin.

Separately, on Monday, during routine operations, Revenue officers at the Portlaoise Mail Centre seized 9kgs of Khat with an estimated street value of €4,500. The Khat was discovered in a parcel that originated in Ethiopia and was destined for an address in Dublin City Centre.

Khat is a stimulant with similar properties to “uppers”. It is illegal in Ireland.

Investigations in both incidents are ongoing with a view to prosecution.

Revenue further requested that 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.