Revenue officers in Portlaoise have seized drugs worth €194,000.
Officers at the mail centre in the town found two parcels which came from the USA that contained around 9.1kgs of herbal cannabis.
The parcels, marked as ‘computer parts’, were being sent to addresses in North Dublin.
Another 600 grams of herbal cannabis was also found in another parcel with the help of Revenue Detector Dog Sam.
The parcel, originating from Spain, was destined for an address in Belfast.
Investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.