A photo of the cannabis, valued at almost €359,000, which was seized in Athlone yesterday (Wednesday)

Huge quantity of cannabis discovered in parcels in Athlone

Revenue officers examining parcels at a premises in Athlone seized a massive quantity of cannabis yesterday (Wednesday).

Herbal cannabis weighing 17.9kg, with a value of almost €359,000, was discovered in two parcels.

Revenue said the parcels originated in Spain and Italy, and had been destined for addresses in Dublin and Louth.

Investigations into the seizure are ongoing.

Revenue said that if businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or dugs or other illegal goods, they can contact Revenue in confidence on the freephone number 1800 295 295.