Revenue officers seize large amounts of tobacco and cannabis in Cork and Dublin

Revenue officers seize large amounts of tobacco and cannabis in Cork and Dublin

Revenue officers at Dublin Airport have seized 13kg of herbal cannabis when, as a result of routine profiling, they stopped and searched a Malaysian man in his 30s who had arrived on a flight from Madrid.

The illegal drugs have an estimated value of €260,000 and were found in the passenger’s checked-in baggage.

Investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.

Separately, Revenue officers in Cork carried out a search under warrant of a house in the Mayfield area and seized 4.5kg of unstamped, roll your own ‘Amber Leaf’ tobacco, with a value of €2,000.

A UK national in his 50s was questioned and a file was prepared for the DPP.

Those with any information about smuggling are asked to contact Revenue’s Confidential Freephone 1800 295 295.


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