13,000 liters of wine, 69,000 cigarettes and 7 kg of cannabis seized

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Over the past week, Revenue has seized drugs, wine and cigarettes following operations in Dublin and Wexford.

This morning, tax officials were examining parcels labeled as ‘toys’ at premises in Dublin.

With the help of the detector dog, Sam, they discovered over 7 kg of herbal cannabis and 1 kg of butane oil.

The drugs have an estimated combined value of over €160,000.

The parcels originated in Canada and were destined for an address in Dublin 12.

Yesterday, following routine profiling at Rosslare Europort, officers seized around 13,000 liters of wine.

The contraband alcohol was found in a French-registered truck that had disembarked from a ferry from Cherbourg, France.

It has an estimated retail value of over €158,000 and represents a potential loss to the public purse of over €84,000.

In a third operation, which took place last Friday and Saturday, tax officials seized a large number of cigarettes.

Following an intelligence-led operation at Dublin Airport, 69,000 cigarettes were seized.

The illegal cigarettes have a retail value of around €44,000, representing a potential loss to the public purse of €35,000.

The cigarettes, of different brands, were discovered when officers stopped and searched the registered bag of three Romanian nationals who had disembarked from a flight from Izmir, Turkey.

Investigations into the three seizures are ongoing.

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