Ireland’s Best Employee?

Are you struggling to get back into the swing of things after the festive season? How’s that going for you? Productive day so far?!

No trouble getting back to work for the Revenue Commissioners detector dog Sam who has already earned himself a bonus and it’s only the first Monday of 2020, helping Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seize illegal drugs worth €194,000.

Following routine profiling, approximately 9.1kgs of herbal cannabis was discovered in 2 parcels originating from the United States.

The packages, declared as ‘computer parts’, were destined for addresses in North Dublin.

A further 600 grams of herbal cannabis was found concealed in a parcel with the assistance of Revenue Detector Dog Sam.

The parcel, originating from Spain, was destined for an address in Belfast.

Investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.

These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting drug smuggling.

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Labelled as ‘computer parts’ the customs haul confiscated in Portlaoise. Pic Revenue Commissioners.

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling they can contact Revenue in confidence on freephone number 1800 295 295.