Cannabis worth more than €360,000 has been seized by Revenue officers following to searches in Dublin.
The raids were carried out at two premises in the capital on Thursday and Friday, resulting in 17kgs of herbal cannabis being discovered in one and 1kg of cannabis resin being found in the other. The huge finds were made with the help of detector dogs Sam and Bailey.
The illegal drugs, which have a combined value of €361,000, were discovered in parcels declared as ‘Christmas gifts’, ‘food’ and ‘shoes’, that originated in the United States, Canada, Spain and Italy, and were destined for addresses in Counties Louth and Dublin.
A Revenue spokeswoman said investigations into both finds are ongoing. She added: "These 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."
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