Over €300,000 worth of party and designer drugs concealed in international post have been seized in Athlone this week.
Revenue Officers working at a premises in the town made the discovery following routine anti-smuggling inspections.
The find included 5 kgs of ketamine, 3.4kgs of chloromethcathinone crystals and 1.25 litres of Gamma- hydroxybutyrate.
The packages originated in the Netherlands and were bound for addresses in Northern Ireland, Meath and Dublin.
Authorities are investigating the issue and are urging members of the public that have any information regarding smuggling, to contact Revenue in confidence.