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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Contraband

Last year
1.5 tonnes of elephant ivory have been seized in southeast DR Congo
The contraband represents 80 to 100 slaughtered elephants.
All time
Revenue seize three million illegal cigarettes at Rosslare port
The cigarettes were discovered in a lorry which had arrived from France.
Man arrested over major contraband seizure at Mountjoy Prison released without charge
A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Over €100 million of smuggled contraband has been seized at Irish airports and ports since 2016
At Dublin Port, alone, €87 million worth has been seized since 2016.
Dried bat, horse's tail and 37 crocodile teeth - the strange items people try to smuggle into Ireland
The contraband originated in countries including Cameroon, Indonesia, India and Japan.
British prison officer jailed for smuggling €100k of contraband into Wandsworth
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.
Man questioned after Revenue seizes more than 27,000 illegal cigarettes
The discovery was made after a vehicle that arrived from France was searched.
Volume of drug seizures in Irish prisons soars by 42%, as over 1,000 recorded last year
557 weapons were also seized in Irish prisons last year.
Two women arrested after Revenue seizes 46,000 cigarettes and €44,000 cash
The cash and cigarettes were seized in three separate incidents in Dublin Airport.
An average of 12 phones are seized in Irish prisons every week
The figure is up on last year, but way down on 2008 when about 42-a -week were seized.
Over €19,000 worth of smuggled alcohol and cigarettes seized in Dublin
Over 28,000 contraband cigarettes were seized at Dublin Airport this weekend.
Gardaí bust uncovers drugs and contraband in crime crackdown
This came as part of the ongoing Operation Thor.
9.5 million illegal cigarettes seized from Dublin, Tipperary and Meath
Revenue said that the total amount seized represented a loss of almost €4 million to the taxpayer.
These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons
The Irish Prison Service launched a confidential helpline today for inmates and members of the public to report information about contraband.
Over 90 mobile phones were seized in Irish prisons in six weeks
Nearly half of those were in Mountjoy Prison.
Hooch, mobile phones and 421 tablets all found in cell search in Mountjoy
The search was carried out early yesterday morning.
Heroin, cocaine and 14 mobile phones found in one wing of Mountjoy Prison
The search was based on intelligence gathered.
Irish Cancer Society accuses tobacco companies of enabling illegal trade
The accusations come after a report from the Revenue Commissioners into illegal tobacco flooding Ireland.
Mobile phones, modems and USB keys found in dissident wing of Portlaoise Prison
About 30 phones were found in the high security prison.
PIC: Inmate smuggles contraband into jail... on a cat
The animal was nabbed while sneaking a phone and saws to a convict in Sao Paulo.
351,000 contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
The cigarettes would have posed a loss to the Exchequer of about €120,000, and were disguised as ‘advertising material’.
€3.1 million worth of contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
The eight million cigarettes were seized by the Revenue’s Customs Service in boxes labelled “Garlic & Cheese Tear & Share”.
7.6 million contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
The cigarettes, of brands which are not otherwise sold in Ireland, were stored in a shipment described as ‘furniture’.
John Gilligan sentenced over contraband mobile phone
The convicted drug deal has been given an additional six months for possession of a mobile phone, which is forbidden for prisoners.
More than 15,000 contraband items seized in Irish prisons
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.
Mark Wahlberg apologises for saying he could have prevented 9/11 hijackings
Wahlberg had suggested he could have single-handedly prevented the tragedy if he had been on one of the planes.
Seven million contraband cigarettes seized in Dublin raid
Three men are arrested after a major seizure of cigarettes – worth around €2.9m – at Baldonnell Business Park.
4.1 million contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
Customs officers seize another batch of illegally imported cigarettes, which came from China through Holland.
Monk caught smuggling nun's remains onto flight
Three people, including a monk, have been arrested at a Greek airport after the remains of a dead nun were found in their luggage.