Revenue officers, working in an intelligence-led joint operation together with the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, and the Cork Drugs Unit, seized a package containing 1.5 kilos of mescaline powder, at a residential address on the Lee Road in Cork on Tuesday.
Mescaline is a psychedelic substance prohibited under the Misuse of Drugs Acts, 1977 to 2016. The estimated street value of the seized substance is €80,000.
A Spanish man in his 40s was arrested by Gardaí under section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
This operation was part of ongoing joint investigations targeting drug importations. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding drug smuggling they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.