Drugs worth an estimated €194,000 have been seized in Co Laois.

9.1kgs of herbal cannabis was discovered in two parcels that arrived at the Mail Centre in Portlaoise from the United States.

The parcels were marked 'computer parts' and were addressed to locations in north Dublin.

A further 600 grams of herbal cannabis was found in a parcel from Spain that was destined for an address in Belfast.

Revenue says investigations into the seizures are ongoing.