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Revenue seizes 68 kgs of herbal cannabis at Dublin Port

By Sheetal Sukhija, Dublin News
10 Dec 2018, 02:17 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - In a major drug bust this week, Revenue officers said they had seized a massive haul of herbal cannabis during an operation at the Dublin Port.

According to Revenue investigators, a detector dog named Meg assisted with the seizure of 68 kgs of herbal cannabis during a routine operation at the Dublin Port.

Revenue officials said that the haul of drugs seized was worth 1.36 million euros.

The drugs were detected by the specially trained dog and by Revenue's mobile X-ray scanner.

According to officials, the drugs were concealed in a consignment of goods that arrived at the Dublin Port and were founded to have originated from Spain.

Revenue officials said that investigations into the discovery are currently ongoing.

In a separate operation, Revenue officers said they had seized nearly 12,000 unstamped cigarettes during a search carried out, under warrant.

The search operation was conducted at two residential properties in the Dundalk area with the assistance of local Gardai and Revenue detector dog Bill.

During the operation, Revenue seized the haul of 'Excellence' and 'NZ' branded cigarettes worth over 8,000 euros.

The cigarettes represented a potential loss to the Exchequer of 6,500 euros.

Gardai said they were questioning a woman in her 20s and a man in his 40s as part of the investigation.

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