A photo issued by Revenue of the drugs that were seized at a premises in Athlone on Wednesday.

Drugs worth over €160k intercepted by Revenue in Athlone

The latest in a series of drug seizures made by Revenue officers in Athlone took place on Wednesday (May 24) and involved a variety of drugs valued at more than €160,000.

The seizure was made by Revenue officers who were examining parcels at a premises in Athlone.

Quantities of herbal cannabis, ketamine, ecstasy, and cannabis resin were discovered in parcels which originated in the Netherlands and were destined for addresses in Kildare and Dublin.

An initial estimate put the value of the drugs at more than €167,000.

Separately, as a result of routine operations earlier in the week, and with the assistance of detector dogs Bailey and Sam, Revenue officers working at a premises in Dublin seized 180 packages of drugs worth an estimated €541,000.

The drugs consisted of varying quantities of herbal cannabis; cannabis oil; cannabis-infused edibles; butane honey oil; cannabis resin and some prescription medications.

The illegal drugs were discovered in parcels originating in the USA, Canada, Spain, India and the UK and were destined for addresses nationwide.

Revenue said investigations into the seizures were ongoing.