On Tuesday, May 25, as part of routine operations, Revenue officials examining parcels at a premises in Athlone seized over 4kg of cocaine.
The illegal drugs have an estimated value of €305,200 and were discovered concealed in Milka multipack chocolate boxes that originated in the Netherlands and were destined for Dublin.
Investigations are ongoing.
This seizure is part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.
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