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# contraband - Thursday 19 December, 2019

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.

# contraband - Monday 9 September, 2019

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.

# contraband - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

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.

# contraband - Monday 13 May, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The search was based on intelligence gathered.

# contraband - Thursday 21 August, 2014

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.

# contraband - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

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

About 30 phones were found in the high security prison.

# contraband - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

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

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.

# contraband - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

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’.

# contraband - Monday 8 October, 2012

€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”.

# contraband - Monday 24 September, 2012

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’.

# contraband - Friday 17 February, 2012

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.

# contraband - Saturday 28 January, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

In today’s 9 at 9: Millionaires and their income tax, Facebook, and a NAMA building is occupied…

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.

# contraband - Friday 20 January, 2012

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

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.

# contraband - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

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.

# contraband - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

4.1 million contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

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

# contraband - Wednesday 19 January, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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

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.