Dog detects €38,000 worth of drugs in parcels at Athlone Mail Centre

Revenue officers at Athlone Mail Centre have seized seized 1.5kgs of various types of illegal drugs with an estimated value of €38,000.

Detector dog Bailey found the packages which contained Herbal cannabis, ketamine, heroin, methamphetamine, MDMA and crack cocaine.

The drugs were in parcels which had come from the UK, Spain and the USA.

The parcels were declared as items such as ‘T-shirt’, ‘Sports Phone Case’ and ‘Bicycle Gloves’.

They were due for delivery to addresses in Dublin, Galway, Sligo, Kilkenny, Louth, Meath, Wicklow and Kildare.

Investigations are ongoing.