Revenue seize cash and tobacco in Rosslare and Dublin
Over the course of last week, as a result of routine profiling, Revenue seized over €24,000 in cash and 116kgs of tobacco. The details are summarised below.
Today 16/9/2021, at a sitting of Gorey District Court, Revenue officers were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge John Cheatle, following the seizure of €10,500 cash at Rosslare Europort. The cash was discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched an Irish registered vehicle intending to board a ferry to Bilbao, Spain. A Spanish national in his 40’s was questioned.
Separately, on 11/9/2021, at a sitting of Gorey District Court, Revenue officers from Rosslare Europort were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge John Cheatle, following the seizure of €14,460 cash. The cash was discovered with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner and detector dog Flynn, when Revenue officers stopped and searched an Irish registered freight vehicle that had disembarked a ferry from Bilbao, Spain. A man in his 50’s was questioned.
These seizures were made by Revenue in accordance with Proceeds of Crime legislation.
Finally, on 8/9/2021, Revenue officers seized 116kgs of tobacco at Dublin Port. The tobacco, with an estimated retail value of €72,700, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €59,900, was discovered in three separate consignments that had originated in Poland.
No further information available as investigations are ongoing.
These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.