Cannabis worth €150k seized in Portlaoise

The illegal drugs were found concealed in parcels from Nigeria

Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized 7.5kg of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €150,000.

Following routine profiling, and with the assistance of Revenue’s detector dog team, the illegal drugs were found concealed in parcels from Nigeria, addressed to a location in Dublin. Investigations are on-going with a view to prosecution.

If you have any information about drug smuggling, contact Revenue’s Confidential Freephone 1800 295 295.