portal_normal EE STRUCTURE orgcat: /PUBLICATIONS/BN-BREAKINGNEWS/IRELAND/National

portal_normal PUBLICATION STRUCTURE cat: /publications/bn-breakingnews/ireland/national

portal_normal CATEGORY STRUCTURE category: /PUBLICATIONS/BN-BREAKINGNEWS/IRELAND/National

portal_normal STRUCTURE section: nationalnews

portal_normal getURLCurrent: /web/eveningecho/nationalnews/detailedstory?p_p_id=DetailedStory_WAR_portalsuite&p_p_lifecycle=0&_DetailedStory_WAR_portalsuite_arg_detailstory_uuid=fa4d11cf-812b-45a7-b063-c0d7c02ad351

portal_normal getPortalURL getURLCurrent: http://www.echolive.ie./web/eveningecho/nationalnews/detailedstory?p_p_id=DetailedStory_WAR_portalsuite&p_p_lifecycle=0&_DetailedStory_WAR_portalsuite_arg_detailstory_uuid=fa4d11cf-812b-45a7-b063-c0d7c02ad351

portal_normal getPortalURL: http://www.echolive.ie

portal_normal domain: http://www.echolive.ie

STRUCTURE EE_062016_general_layout.tpl - url: /nationalnews/Detector-dog-helps-Revenue-sniff-out-major-cannabis-seizure-fa4d11cf-812b-45a7-b063-c0d7c02ad351-ds

STRUCTURE EE_062016_general_layout.tpl - section: nationalnews

STRUCTURE EE_062016_general_layout.tpl - orgcat: orgcat = /PUBLICATIONS/BN-BREAKINGNEWS/IRELAND/National

SOCIAL BOOKMARKS

Detector dog helps Revenue sniff out major cannabis seizure

Revenue officers have seized herbal cannabis with an estimated value of over €34,000 with the aid of a detector dog named Bailey.

Over 1.7 kilograms of the drug was discovered in four separate parcels which originated in Canada and the United States during routine operations at Dublin Mail Centre today.

The parcels were declared as items such as “Lego Starwars X-Wing”, “Fortnite Nerf Gun”, “A Book” and “Marvel Backpack”.

All were destined for delivery to addresses in Dublin and Kildare.

The herbal cannabis with an estimated value of over €34,000. Photo courtesy of Revenue.

The seizure is part of Revenue's ongoing operation to target the importation of illegal drugs.

Investigations in the case are ongoing.

Revenue has said if businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on the confidential phone number 1800 295 295.