Detector dogs Bailey, Sam and Flynn have assisted in making significant illegal drug finds at Rosslare and the Dublin Mail Centre; while Mobile Xray Scanners have assisted in all 3 seizures including Cigarettes at Dublin Port.
€100k of Drugs at Dublin Mail Centre, €12.2 M at Rosslare and €5M worth of Cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
Dublin Mail Centre this week has seized illegal drugs to the value of €107,000 hidden in 'documents', 'gifts', 'sports equipment', 'clothes', 'dog toys' and 'kitchen utensils'.
At Rosslare Europort, Revenue officers seized Heroin worth approx. €12.3 Million in street value.
Consignments of Cigarettes worth over €5 million have been seized at Dublin Port this week.
- Detector Dog Flynn assists Gardaí to find €1.5 million worth of cocaine at Rosslare Port
- Huge drugs bust in Dublin mail centre thanks to detector dog Bailey
Heroin Seized in Rosslare
Hidden inside machinery, Revenue officers with assistance of detector dogs Sam and Flynn discovered approximately 88kg of what they believe to be Heroin.
A truck and low-loaded was searched at Europort, having travelled from mainland Europe.
The illegal drugs were found by the Revenue officers using mobile x-ray scanners and detector dogs Sam and Flynn. Investigations are ongoing.
Following preliminary analysis, it is believed to be heroin with an estimated street value of €12.3m.
Dublin Mail Centre seizes parcels with drugs worth €100k
Bailey, the detector dog at Dublin Mail Centre, has helped seize drugs worth an estimated €107,000 including Diazepam tablets, ketamine, cannabis resin, herbal cannabis, cannabis infused edibles and butane honey oil.
The illegal drugs have been discovered inside packages coming from the US, Canada, the UK, Spain and the Netherlands. Parcels were labelled or disguised as 'gifts', 'sports equipment', 'clothes', 'dog toys' and 'kitchen utensils'.
They were addressed to destinations in Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Clare, Kerry, Leitrim, Antrim and the UK.
Dublin Port 7.2 Million Illegal cigarettes from Rotterdam
Thus week also, Revenue officers at Dublin Port discovered illegal cigarettes branded ‘Richmond’ on a container from a Rotterdam originated boat.
Valued at more than €5 Million, the consignment of 7.2Million cigarettes was discovered by the Revenue officers using a mobile x-ray scanner.
Investigations are ongoing.