Revenue seize contraband worth over €20k in Athlone

Pictured is detector dog Enzo, who assisted in the recent Athlone seizure of €24,000 worth of contraband.

Last week, as a result of risk profiling with the assistance of detector dog Enzo, Revenue officers examining parcels at a premises in Athlone seized over 1.1 kg of herbal cannabis and 100 grammes of butane honey oil, with an estimated value of approximately €24,000.

The said parcels originated in France and were destined for addresses in Westmeath and Kildare. Investigations into this seizure are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity. If businesses or members of the public have any information, they can contact Revenue in confidence on 1800 295 295.