Dublin Airport Revenue sting finds €150,000 worth of drugs disguised as ‘drones’

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Over €150,000 worth of cannabis was nabbed by Revenue officers at Dublin Airport yesterday as part of “routine operations”.

The drugs were found hidden in a box described as “drones” and weighed over 7.8 kgs.

They were in an air cargo consignment coming from the United States with a delivery address in Dublin City Centre.

Separately, last Friday around 10,000 smuggled cigarettes were seized by officers.

The cigarettes were branded ‘Rothmans’ and had a Ukranian tax stamp.

They were worth around €7,100, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €5,800.

Officers found the cigarettes after searching checked baggage of a man who had come off a flight from Kyiv, Ukraine.



Cigarettes seized by Revenue officers

A Revenue spokesperson said investigations into both seizures are “ongoing”.

They said: “These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and smuggling.

“If businesses, or members of the public, have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.”

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