Revenue officers seize cigarettes and cannabis in two raids in Dublin

Revenue officers have seized cannabis and cigarettes in two separate raids in Dublin.

Revenue officers seize cigarettes and cannabis in two raids in Dublin

Revenue officers have seized cannabis and cigarettes in two separate raids in Dublin.

Officers, with the help of detector dog Meg, seized more than €1m worth of herbal cannabis at a warehouse in South County Dublin today.

On Tuesday, officers also seized 11,000 cigarettes and more than 12kg tobacco during a house search in Rush, Co. Dublin.

The cigarettes, branded "Rothmans", “L&M” and “Bond”, and tobacco, branded “West”, “Marlboro”, “Pall Mall” and “Marlboro Gold”, came from Hungary and have a retail value of more than €11,400.

Officers said their sale on the black market would have meant a loss to the Exchequer of almost €10,000.

They have interviewed a Hungarian man in his 30s in connection with the seizure.

The cannabis seizure brings the total value of drugs seized by Revenue to over €10m in the last fortnight.

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