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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Customs

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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.
A delivery of wicker boxes and a chair bound for Dublin and Galway was hiding weed worth €150k
The seizure was made by customs officials.
'Condoms, what are they?': Customs official describes the morning of the 1971 contraceptive train
“I was told, ‘Just stand there and look intelligent’. I hadn’t a clue what was going on.”
Australia halts cargo of snakes, vipers and tarantulas labelled as '2 pair shoes'
Australia’s Border Force cleared things up: “Things you can post to Australia…”
Man arrested as cannabis worth €450,000 is seized in Cork
A 50-year-old man is currently being detained at Mayfield Garda Station.
Puppies, alcohol and €9,400 in cash: Revenue involved in a number of nationwide seizures
Officers conducted a number of operations designed to clamp down on illegal activity in the run-up to Christmas.
52 arrested, fireworks and drugs seized, in giant public crime crackdown in Kilkenny and Carlow
It is the ninth such concentrated day of action nationwide.
Over €4 million worth of drugs found in routine search of vehicle
The drugs were found in a vehicle that was importing plant machinery.
Detector dog Casey helps seize 900,000 cigarettes at Dublin Port
The cigarettes were in five pallets which were consigned as ‘catering equipment’.
117 prostitutes and 100 clients found in raid of brothel linked to Hell's Angels
Police confiscated €6.4 million in cash, cars and property, including 12 apartments and other premises.
Three biscuit tins full of cocaine were found by customs at Dublin Airport
A 39-year-old woman has been arrested.
18 pups found in car boot at Dublin Port, one fighting for his life
The DSPCA said Ireland is the puppy farm capital of Europe.
Large amount of cocaine intercepted at Dublin Port
A 51-year-old man has been arrested.
War on fake Christmas: Gardaí have found a massive counterfeit vodka plant
It follows two large scale seizures of cigarettes and alcohol at the weekend.
60,000 bottles of counterfeit perfume destined for street markets seized
The value of these goods could be in excess of €8 million.
Why have Gardaí and Revenue still not destroyed nearly €500 million worth of drugs?
One TD has called the situation “bizarre.”
Clever customs dog finds 8 million cigarettes hidden in window frames
The cigarettes were seized from a Latvian-registered truck at Dublin port.
This boot full of booze and smokes was seized after a car got off the boat from Wales
It was one of three seizures made in the last week.
Heard of 'Black Mount' and 'Jim's' cigarettes? They're available on the Irish black market...
Around two thirds of black market cigarettes in Ireland are ‘illicit whites’.
Australia tells Johnny Depp's dogs to "b***er off" or be euthanised
Depp brought them into the country without declaring them to quarantine officials.
X-ray scanner found cars, electronics and engines hidden in this truck
The lorry at Dublin Port was destined for West Africa.
Customs seized 1,017 abortion pills last year
Ruth Coppinger wants the State to stop confiscating the tablets.
It's been a BAD week for drug smugglers...
More than €2.8 million in cocaine and ‘skunk’ cannabis has been seized across the island.
These are just some of the 116 puppies seized at Dublin Port
The puppies are aged from as young as 5 weeks up to 8 weeks of age.
Caught cold: 20,000 fake Frozen dolls seized in Dublin
They could hardly let THAT go…
Harvey, Frankie and Ben sniff out spirits, beer and cash in big Revenue haul
A search operation was carried out over four counties.
Revenue stop 130,000 cigarettes marked "school goods" from hitting the market
The cargo has a street value of around €68,300.
2,000 pairs of fake Nike runners seized in Cork
The runners came from China and are believed to have been destined for the Christmas market in Ireland.
Stella sniffs out cannabis in package of 'food and spices'
Good dog.
€378,000 worth of cocaine found hidden in sweets at Dublin Airport
A 50-year-old Romanian national arriving from Abu Dhabi was arrested.
Complaints about petrol 'stretching' in Mayo force gardaí to act
Gardaí will implement a plan to tackle it with Revenue.
Revenue busts oil laundering plant that could have cost State €10m a year
A 42-year-old man was arrested in connection with the find, which included a large among of laundered fuel and toxic waste.
Man gets 3 months in jail after being caught cigarette smuggling at Dublin Airport yesterday
The 30-year-old appeared in court today after more than 16,000 cigarettes were found in his luggage.
Revenue dogs Casey, Meg and Holly sniff out illegal cigarettes and alcohol worth €20,000
Customs agents were helped in their pursuit by detection dogs, Casey, Meg and Holly.
Three arrested as Customs seize 30,000 tablets
Drugs seized and arrests made in joint Garda and Revenue operation today.
Ralph strikes again: Customs dog sniffs out €500k worth of heroin, ecstasy & cannabis
They would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for that pesky mutt…
Plant stimulant and cigarettes seized in operations targeting tobacco black market
The items seized today have a total value of around €50,000.
Man in 60s arrested after €65,000 worth of cigarettes found in Dublin lockup
The cigarette seizure brings to €233,000 the value of seized tobacco this year.
Elderly man caught with €200,000 cash taped to his genitals
The cash was discovered during a routine pat-down.
€30k seized from Irish man as he attempted to fly from Dublin Airport
The man was about to board an early morning flight to Brussels when he was stopped.