Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized over 7kg of herbal cannabis as a result of routine profiling at the premises today.
The illegal drugs were discovered in separate parcels originating in Thailand and the USA and were destined for addresses in Dublin.
The illegal drugs had an estimated value of €140,000. The cannabis was discovered with the assistance of detector dog Stella.
Today’s discovery comes on the back of Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seizing 3.5kgs of cannabis resin worth €21,000 yesterday.
The parcel, which originated in Thailand, was bound for an address in Dublin. The cannabis was concealed in the inner lining of a suitcase, declared as ‘baby clothes’.
Investigations are ongoing.
These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting drug importations.
If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding drug smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.