Drugs worth almost €50,000 discovered in Athlone

Mar 23, 2021 16:03 By Shannonside News
Drugs worth almost €50,000 discovered in Athlone Drugs worth almost €50,000 discovered in Athlone
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The drugs were discovered with thanks to detector dog Bailey at the Mail Centre in the town

Drugs worth almost €50,000 have been seized in Athlone.

Revenue officers at Athlone Mail Centre seized 620 Zopiclone tablets and 5.7kgs of various types of illegal drugs including herbal cannabis, cannabis resin, amphetamine, synthetic cannabinoids and cannabis infused edibles on Monday afternoon.

The illegal drugs have a combined estimated value of almost €50,000 and were discovered in 23 separate parcels that originated in the UK and Spain. The parcels were declared as items such as 'boxing equipment', 'dough craft toy', 'fishing tackle', 'beef jerky', and 'ice hockey equipment' and were destined for various addresses throughout Ireland.

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