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Thursday 9 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Customs

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2022
# Cocaine
Two people arrested as €1.26 million worth of cocaine seized as vehicle searched at Dublin Port
The seizure was made as part of a joint operation by Revenue and gardaí.
# Balbriggan
Man arrested after herbal cannabis worth €226,000 seized in north Dublin
Revenue officers seized 11.3kg worth of herbal cannabis in the Balbriggan area.
# Dublin
Man due in court after gardaí and customs seize more than €100,000 of ecstasy in Dublin raid
The seizure is part of a wide ranging investigation into organised crime in the capital.
# Customs
Man arrested and €157,600 of suspected cannabis seized in organised crime investigation
The operation was part of investigations into suspected organised crime in Artane.
# maritime patrol
Customs service to spend €20 million on new boats to help tackle drug trade
One key mission will be the service’s role in the Joint Task Force on Drug Interdiction.
# Seizure
Arrested man released without charge after major cocaine seizure in Dublin
The drugs were concealed in the refrigeration unit of a vehicle that was stopped and searched.
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# Halloween
Brexit and supply chain issues have led to fewer illegal fireworks in Ireland
Gardaí have launched Operation Tombola while Customs have targeted shipments arriving into Ireland via the postal network.
Supply chains and post-Brexit paperwork in the UK may be to blame for the illegal trade in Fireworks in Ireland.
Gardaí and Customs have made seizures but in general sources said possessions have reduced.
Gardaí have launched Operation Tombola while Customs have targeted shipments arriving into Ireland via the postal network.
# Smuggling
Revenue seizes 7.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €5m
The cigarettes were discovered inside a container using Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner.
# Dublin Port
Revenue find 10.5 million illegal cigarettes in Dublin Port search operation
The tobacco products were found in a container which had come from Asia via the Netherlands.
# Cuba
Cuba lifts customs restrictions on food and medicine after unprecedented protests
The change will be in effect until the end of the year.
# Brexit
Businesses re-opening after lockdown still ‘not as prepared as they need to be' for Brexit
The remarks were made at an Oireachtas committee today.
# Customs
1.8 million customs declarations were processed in January – more than in all of 2020
Revenue has apologised for “intermittent performances” with its import system.
# Dublin Port
Volume of trucks arriving in Ireland is 50% lower than expected due to Covid restrictions and Brexit
“I wouldn’t say it’s a delay – I would say this is very much the new norm,” Tom Talbot of Revenue said.
# Disruption
How has trade between Ireland and Great Britain been affected in the first two weeks of Brexit?
More than 70% of trucks are completing paperwork before moving goods, and are being ‘green-lighted’ to leave Irish ports.
# post brexit
Warning businesses to face sanctions for flouting post-Brexit customs rules
Friday saw the first ferries arrive in Ireland from Britain under new trade rules following the end of the Brexit transition period.
# Brexit
The Northern Ireland Protocol kicks off from tonight - here's what you need to know
New checks and processes on trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland will come into operation at 11pm tonight.
# 31 December
Brexit questions answered: A few things of note about what will change
Brexit continues to trundle towards us – here’s a bit more information about what is changing.
# Customs
Brexit is coming: Here's what will change after 31 December 2020
British driving licences made invalid, a customs-check comeback, and what to do with the UK landbridge.
# Drug Crime
Gardaí seize cocaine, methamphetamine and GHB following searches in Dublin
A package was intercepted by Revenue officers today after analysis of a seized mobile phone.
# Brexit
McEntee says NI protocol is 'vague and lacking in detail on customs' as deadline looms
The Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December.
# Dublin Airport
Over 33,000 cigarettes seized by customs officers in Dublin
The cigarettes were seized after officers searched a man who disembarked a flight from Cairo.
# Smuggling
'A no-man's land scenario': The ideas sent in from the public to avoid a hard Irish border
One person suggested that they should “erect poles at every road crossing the border between Northern Ireland and the South”.
# Brexit
'It takes two to tango': UK and EU officials to resume Brexit talks in Brussels
There are doubts about the feasibility of a British proposal to track goods as they move through Northern Ireland.
# No deal
'Brexit Godfather' Johnson accused of deliberately putting forward a Brexit deal the EU will reject
The British Prime Minister is today expected to again stress that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October, one way or another.
# Seized
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.
# Puppies
Six Cocker Spaniel puppies seized by DSPCA and Revenue at Dublin Port last night
The puppies were found concealed among furniture in a van.
# Front Line
Britain steps up border security with 500 new officers ahead of likely no-deal Brexit
The UK government has allocated £2.1 billion in funding to speed up the process.
# exotic animals
Salamanders and toad illegally posted to Ireland from Spain
The ISPCA has called for tougher regulations around the selling of exotic animals as pets.
# now what
UK govt: Tariffs 'will not apply' to goods crossing border from Ireland in no-deal scenario
Border inspection posts would be needed to inspect animal products coming from outside the EU.
# Revenue
Foxhound and 3 lurchers seized at Dublin Port
The four dogs were not microchipped and did not have the proper documentation.
# down to the wire
Contingency plans for a no-deal 'hard Brexit' scenario approved by ministers
3,000 job applications for 600 customs positions have been received.
# Drugs Seizure
Heroin worth over €2 million seized at Dublin Airport
The 15kg of heroin was discovered in a woman’s luggage.
Dublin Port is already scaling up its operations to prepare for a hard Brexit
As the Brexit backstop will not apply to Ireland’s ports, work is underway to add new custom checks and new infrastructure.
# Child Safety
Ireland and US agree to share travel information of convicted child sex offenders
The Cabinet approved the sharing of travel information of child sex offenders from the US to Ireland and vice versa.
# Northern Ireland
'I would not be as confident as you': May and Brexiteer MP 'in row over who would win a border poll'
The Prime Minister met with Conservative MPs yesterday to discuss future customs arrangements.
# customs union
Boris Johnson calls UK's post-Brexit trade plan 'crazy'
Britain’s Foreign Secretary said “a whole new web of bureaucracy” could be created.
# Dublin Port
Lithuanian trucker refused bail after allegedly importing €1.8m worth of drugs into Dublin
Father-of-two Alvydus Simkus has an address in Limerick.
# Drugs
Man arrested after cocaine, heroin and ketamine worth €2.5m seized at Dublin Port
A 55-year-old non-national male has been arrested.
# Colombo
Man caught at Sri Lankan airport with a kilogramme of gold hidden in his rectum
The man is reportedly a courier for an organised smuggling ring.
# nothing to declare
This giant x-ray machine will be scanning suspicious cargo trucks at Dublin Port
And some very clever sniffer dogs will be helping out too.