These dogs are very good at their job.
Revenue officers examining parcels at two premises in Dublin on Tuesday seized illegal drugs worth over €330,000 including 15.5kgs of herbal cannabis and 5,528 Zopiclone tablets as well as small quantities of CMC crystals, hash cakes, butane honey oil, cannabis resin, cannabis oil and LSD tablets.
The drugs were discovered with the help of two Customs dogs named Sam and Bailey, pictured below.
Revenue discovered that the drugs were concealed in parcelled originally shipped from locations such as the US, Canada, Spain, the UK and the Netherlands, which were mislabelled as “Christmas gifts,” “food stuffs,” “tea,” and “coffee beans.”
Some of the drugs were destined for Cork. Gardaí say that investigations into the discovery are ongoing.
The 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.