MDMA (Ecstasy) tablets seized at a premises in Athlone today.

Ecstasy tablets worth over €300,000 seized in Athlone

A major drugs seizure has been reported by Revenue officials working in Athlone today (Wednesday).

Officers examining parcels at a premises in the town uncovered more than 5kg of MDMA, or Ecstasy, tablets while carrying out routine operations.

The drugs, with an estimated value of €303,000, were discovered in a parcel that had originated in the Netherlands and was destined for an address in Kildare.

Revenue said no further information was available, as investigations into the seizure were ongoing.

A spokesperson said the seizure was 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 its Confidential Phone Number, 1800 295 295.