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#Contraband

# contraband - Thursday 19 May, 2022

1.5 tonnes of elephant ivory have been seized in southeast DR Congo
# Seized
# Seized

1.5 tonnes of elephant ivory have been seized in southeast DR Congo

May 19th 2022, 2:41 PM 11,800 Views 12 Comments

The contraband represents 80 to 100 slaughtered elephants.

# contraband - Monday 15 February, 2021

Revenue seize three million illegal cigarettes at Rosslare port
# Contraband
# Contraband

Revenue seize three million illegal cigarettes at Rosslare port

Feb 15th 2021, 8:14 PM 15,285 Views 32 Comments

The cigarettes were discovered in a lorry which had arrived from France.

# contraband - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Man arrested over major contraband seizure at Mountjoy Prison released without charge
# Mountjoy Prison
# Mountjoy Prison

Man arrested over major contraband seizure at Mountjoy Prison released without charge

Nov 18th 2020, 12:32 PM 17,777 Views 15 Comments

A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

# contraband - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Over €100 million of smuggled contraband has been seized at Irish airports and ports since 2016
# Caught
# Caught

Over €100 million of smuggled contraband has been seized at Irish airports and ports since 2016

Dec 19th 2019, 6:10 AM 7,435 Views 9 Comments

At Dublin Port, alone, €87 million worth has been seized since 2016.

# contraband - Monday 9 September, 2019

Dried bat, horse's tail and 37 crocodile teeth - the strange items people try to smuggle into Ireland
# Seized
# Seized

Dried bat, horse's tail and 37 crocodile teeth - the strange items people try to smuggle into Ireland

Sep 9th 2019, 7:07 AM 9,552 Views 10 Comments

The contraband originated in countries including Cameroon, Indonesia, India and Japan.

# contraband - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

British prison officer jailed for smuggling €100k of contraband into Wandsworth
# Patrick Dadey
# Patrick Dadey

British prison officer jailed for smuggling €100k of contraband into Wandsworth

Sep 4th 2019, 8:18 PM 12,802 Views 1 Comment

A significant amount of contraband including cannabis, steroids, mobile phones, tobacco and other illicit items were found in cereal boxes in the laundry room by another prison officer in 2018.

# contraband - Monday 13 May, 2019

Man questioned after Revenue seizes more than 27,000 illegal cigarettes
# Wexford
# Wexford

Man questioned after Revenue seizes more than 27,000 illegal cigarettes

May 13th 2019, 6:20 PM 12,228 Views 18 Comments

The discovery was made after a vehicle that arrived from France was searched.

# contraband - Monday 26 February, 2018

Volume of drug seizures in Irish prisons soars by 42%, as over 1,000 recorded last year
# Contraband
# Contraband

Volume of drug seizures in Irish prisons soars by 42%, as over 1,000 recorded last year

Feb 26th 2018, 9:18 AM 7,186 Views 18 Comments

557 weapons were also seized in Irish prisons last year.

# contraband - Monday 12 February, 2018

Two women arrested after Revenue seizes 46,000 cigarettes and €44,000 cash
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Two women arrested after Revenue seizes 46,000 cigarettes and €44,000 cash

Feb 12th 2018, 9:45 PM 25,003 Views 31 Comments

The cash and cigarettes were seized in three separate incidents in Dublin Airport.

# contraband - Thursday 31 August, 2017

An average of 12 phones are seized in Irish prisons every week
# Contraband
# Contraband

An average of 12 phones are seized in Irish prisons every week

Aug 31st 2017, 10:01 AM 9,589 Views 48 Comments

The figure is up on last year, but way down on 2008 when about 42-a -week were seized.

# contraband - Monday 28 August, 2017

Over €19,000 worth of smuggled alcohol and cigarettes seized in Dublin
# Undeclared
# Undeclared

Over €19,000 worth of smuggled alcohol and cigarettes seized in Dublin

Aug 28th 2017, 5:26 PM 13,353 Views 20 Comments

Over 28,000 contraband cigarettes were seized at Dublin Airport this weekend.

# contraband - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Gardaí bust uncovers drugs and contraband in crime crackdown
# Kildare
# Kildare

Gardaí bust uncovers drugs and contraband in crime crackdown

Mar 1st 2016, 6:00 PM 14,414 Views 6 Comments

This came as part of the ongoing Operation Thor.

# contraband - Thursday 28 January, 2016

9.5 million illegal cigarettes seized from Dublin, Tipperary and Meath
# Cigarettes
# Cigarettes

9.5 million illegal cigarettes seized from Dublin, Tipperary and Meath

Jan 28th 2016, 7:15 PM 14,188 Views 22 Comments

Revenue said that the total amount seized represented a loss of almost €4 million to the taxpayer.

# contraband - Monday 6 July, 2015

These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons
# Dangerous
# Dangerous

These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons

Jul 6th 2015, 12:47 PM 21,804 Views 38 Comments

The Irish Prison Service launched a confidential helpline today for inmates and members of the public to report information about contraband.

# contraband - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Over 90 mobile phones were seized in Irish prisons in six weeks
# Contraband
# Contraband

Over 90 mobile phones were seized in Irish prisons in six weeks

Mar 19th 2015, 8:16 AM 5,526 Views 9 Comments

Nearly half of those were in Mountjoy Prison.

# contraband - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Hooch, mobile phones and 421 tablets all found in cell search in Mountjoy
# Contraband
# Contraband

Hooch, mobile phones and 421 tablets all found in cell search in Mountjoy

Nov 5th 2014, 8:06 AM 10,471 Views 36 Comments

The search was carried out early yesterday morning.

# contraband - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Heroin, cocaine and 14 mobile phones found in one wing of Mountjoy Prison
# Contraband
# Contraband

Heroin, cocaine and 14 mobile phones found in one wing of Mountjoy Prison

Nov 4th 2014, 2:59 PM 8,904 Views 24 Comments

The search was based on intelligence gathered.

# contraband - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Irish Cancer Society accuses tobacco companies of enabling illegal trade
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

Irish Cancer Society accuses tobacco companies of enabling illegal trade

Aug 21st 2014, 12:01 PM 6,447 Views 26 Comments

The accusations come after a report from the Revenue Commissioners into illegal tobacco flooding Ireland.

# contraband - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Mobile phones, modems and USB keys found in dissident wing of Portlaoise Prison
# Contraband
# Contraband

Mobile phones, modems and USB keys found in dissident wing of Portlaoise Prison

Aug 12th 2014, 10:51 PM 14,065 Views 80 Comments

About 30 phones were found in the high security prison.

# contraband - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

PIC: Inmate smuggles contraband into jail... on a cat
# Let Miaowt
From The Daily Edge
# Let Miaowt

PIC: Inmate smuggles contraband into jail... on a cat

Jan 8th 2013, 12:50 PM 7,356 Views 15 Comments

The animal was nabbed while sneaking a phone and saws to a convict in Sao Paulo.

# contraband - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

351,000 contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
# Contraband
# Contraband

351,000 contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

Nov 28th 2012, 1:17 PM 2,824 Views 7 Comments

The cigarettes would have posed a loss to the Exchequer of about €120,000, and were disguised as ‘advertising material’.

# contraband - Monday 8 October, 2012

€3.1 million worth of contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
# Revenue
# Revenue

€3.1 million worth of contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

Oct 8th 2012, 11:56 AM 4,835 Views 12 Comments

The eight million cigarettes were seized by the Revenue’s Customs Service in boxes labelled “Garlic & Cheese Tear & Share”.

# contraband - Monday 24 September, 2012

7.6 million contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
# Seized
# Seized

7.6 million contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

Sep 24th 2012, 12:08 PM 2,840 Views 5 Comments

The cigarettes, of brands which are not otherwise sold in Ireland, were stored in a shipment described as ‘furniture’.

# contraband - Friday 17 February, 2012

John Gilligan sentenced over contraband mobile phone
# Courts
# Courts

John Gilligan sentenced over contraband mobile phone

Feb 17th 2012, 3:45 PM 6,146 Views 46 Comments

The convicted drug deal has been given an additional six months for possession of a mobile phone, which is forbidden for prisoners.

# contraband - Saturday 28 January, 2012

More than 15,000 contraband items seized in Irish prisons
# Weapons
# Weapons

More than 15,000 contraband items seized in Irish prisons

Jan 28th 2012, 8:00 AM 2,576 Views 15 Comments

In the past two years, almost 3,000 weapons have been confiscated from prisoners, including homemade items such as sharpened toothbrushes and pool balls in socks.

# contraband - Friday 20 January, 2012

Mark Wahlberg apologises for saying he could have prevented 9/11 hijackings
# Gaffe
From The Daily Edge
# Gaffe

Mark Wahlberg apologises for saying he could have prevented 9/11 hijackings

Jan 20th 2012, 2:02 PM 6,519 Views 31 Comments

Wahlberg had suggested he could have single-handedly prevented the tragedy if he had been on one of the planes.

# contraband - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

Seven million contraband cigarettes seized in Dublin raid
# Crime
# Crime

Seven million contraband cigarettes seized in Dublin raid

Jun 22nd 2011, 8:41 PM 516 Views 4 Comments

Three men are arrested after a major seizure of cigarettes – worth around €2.9m – at Baldonnell Business Park.

# contraband - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

4.1 million contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
# Contraband
# Contraband

4.1 million contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

May 25th 2011, 1:24 PM 569 Views 0 Comments

Customs officers seize another batch of illegally imported cigarettes, which came from China through Holland.

# contraband - Wednesday 19 January, 2011

Monk caught smuggling nun's remains onto flight
# Contraband
From The Daily Edge
# Contraband

Monk caught smuggling nun's remains onto flight

Jan 19th 2011, 3:32 PM 712 Views 0 Comments

Three people, including a monk, have been arrested at a Greek airport after the remains of a dead nun were found in their luggage.