Revenue Officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized a large sum of drugs worth an estimated €59,000.
The seizure was made today.
Approximately 118kgs of KHAT was seized at the Portlaoise centre.
The illegal drugs were concealed in parcels originating in Ethiopia.
They had no declared contents and were destined for various addresses in Dublin.
Investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.
These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting drug smuggling and shadow economy activity.
If businesses, or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free-phone 1800 295 295.