Customs stop record amount of head shop drug imports
Record quantities of former head shop drugs were stopped entering the country last year, with the seizure of several new substances.
Customs officers said the trade is increasing and that the products are being smuggled in by post, courier services, and the freight sector, mainly from China.
Officials made a number of massive seizures in controlled deliveries in joint operations with gardaí, including two linked operations resulting in the interception of 18kg of a cocktail of new drugs in Waterford last September.
Source: Cormac O’Keeffe, Irish Examiner, 05/01/2013