Revenue seize nitrous oxide worth €388,000 in Dublin

On Monday, (10/06/2024), as a result of risk profiling, Revenue officers seized 10,800 nitrous oxide canisters with an estimated value of €388,800 at a warehouse in Dublin.

The discovery was made in a consignment originating from Germany which had arrived via Zeebrugge, Belgium and which was intended for an address in Dundalk. 

While this product is legitimately used in the catering industry, Revenue has a range of powers under the Criminal Justice (Psychoactive Substances) Act 2010, to detain and seize psychoactive substances in instances where there are reasonable grounds for believing that the goods being imported are not intended to be utilised for legitimate purposes.

Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the illicit trade in, and the importation of, psychoactive substances into Ireland. If businesses, or members of the public, have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 12/06/2024]