Customs Officers seize synthetic drugs at Dublin Airport
on 13/09/2013 15:37:20
Officers from Revenue's Customs Service at Dublin Airport discovered the drugs, which arrived from China.
They were described as silicon and rubber products.
They were destined for an address in the Ballymount Industrial Estate and had a street value of €175,000.
4-Mec is similar to mephedrone (4-Methylethcathinione) and can cause heart palpitations and seizures.
In a separate operation last Friday, it was revealed today that officers at Dublin Port seized 140,000 cigarettes at a business premises in North County Dublin.
The haul had an estimated retail value of just over €60,000, with and a potential loss to the Exchequer of just over €50,000.
The 'Ron Hill' brand cigarettes were seized as a result of profiling had arrived from Tenerife.