Cannabis hidden in toys and wicker box seized in Portlaoise

A parcel of plastic bottles from Nigeria was found to contain 4 kg of cannabis

Cannabis hidden in toys and wicker box seized in Portlaoise

Image: Revenue

A sniffer dog has helped uncover €230,000 worth of cannabis in three separate seizures at Portlaoise Mail Centre today.

Revenue officers and the detector dog Stella found a total of 11.5 kg of the drug as a result of routine profiling.

Just under half the drugs were uncovered in a wicker box which originated in Thailand.

A second parcel of plastic bottles from Nigeria was found to contain 4 kg of cannabis.

Finally, 1.5 kg of cannabis was found concealed in toys from Spain.

Sniffer dog Stella. Image: Revenue