Revenue seize cannabis and cash at Dublin Airport

Yesterday (12/05/2022), as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers examining air cargo consignments at Dublin Airport seized 5.6 kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €112,000.

The cannabis was discovered, with the assistance of detector dog Enzo, concealed in a parcel described as ‘textiles’ that had originated in Spain and was destined for an address in Dublin.

Separately yesterday, at Dublin District Court, Revenue officers were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge Bryan Smyth. This followed the seizure on Wednesday (11/05/2022) of €84,800 at Dublin Airport when, as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers stopped and searched a passenger prior to boarding a flight to Istanbul, Turkey.

The cash is suspected to be the proceeds of, or intended for use in, criminal activity and is detained by Revenue in accordance with proceeds of crime legislation.

Investigations are ongoing in both cases.

These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and the importation of drugs. If businesses, or members of the public, have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 13/05/2022]