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£120,000 worth of cocaine destined for Louth and Armagh seized in Republic

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A huge haul of cocaine destined for addresses in Louth and Armagh was seized in the Republic of Ireland on Sunday.

Revenue officers seized over 2kgs of cocaine with an estimated value of more than £120,000 in Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

The discovery came about as officers were examining parcels at the premises

The illegal drugs were concealed in two parcels that originated in the Netherlands and were destined for addresses in Louth and Armagh.

On Thursday, as a result of routing profiling and with the assistance of detector dog Milo, Revenue officers seized 10,000 cigarettes, following a search under warrant of a premises in County Cavan.

The illicit cigarettes branded ‘Marlboro Gold’ originated in Latvia and had a retail value of €7,500, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €5,900. A man in his 30’s was questioned.

Investigations are ongoing in relation to all seizures.

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