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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Customs

All time
# Cannabis herb
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.
# Connolly Station
'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.”
# Snakes on a Plane
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…”
# Glanmire
Man arrested as cannabis worth €450,000 is seized in Cork
A 50-year-old man is currently being detained at Mayfield Garda Station.
# crackdown
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.
# Operation Thor
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.
# Customs
Over €4 million worth of drugs found in routine search of vehicle
The drugs were found in a vehicle that was importing plant machinery.
# top dog
Detector dog Casey helps seize 900,000 cigarettes at Dublin Port
The cigarettes were in five pallets which were consigned as ‘catering equipment’.
# Berlin
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.
# White Christmas
Three biscuit tins full of cocaine were found by customs at Dublin Airport
A 39-year-old woman has been arrested.
# illegal trade
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.
# White Christmas
Large amount of cocaine intercepted at Dublin Port
A 51-year-old man has been arrested.
# liquid danger
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.
# Customs
60,000 bottles of counterfeit perfume destined for street markets seized
The value of these goods could be in excess of €8 million.
# big bust
Why have Gardaí and Revenue still not destroyed nearly €500 million worth of drugs?
One TD has called the situation “bizarre.”
# good boy
Clever customs dog finds 8 million cigarettes hidden in window frames
The cigarettes were seized from a Latvian-registered truck at Dublin port.
# yoink
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.
# Dangerous
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’.
# war on terrier
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.
# Not so fast
X-ray scanner found cars, electronics and engines hidden in this truck
The lorry at Dublin Port was destined for West Africa.
# Pro-Choice
Customs seized 1,017 abortion pills last year
Ruth Coppinger wants the State to stop confiscating the tablets.
# drugs are bad
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.
# no papers
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.
# anda and esla
Caught cold: 20,000 fake Frozen dolls seized in Dublin
They could hardly let THAT go…
# nose for booze
Harvey, Frankie and Ben sniff out spirits, beer and cash in big Revenue haul
A search operation was carried out over four counties.
# not for children
Revenue stop 130,000 cigarettes marked "school goods" from hitting the market
The cargo has a street value of around €68,300.
# Gotcha
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.
# caught rotten
Stella sniffs out cannabis in package of 'food and spices'
Good dog.
# Seizure
€378,000 worth of cocaine found hidden in sweets at Dublin Airport
A 50-year-old Romanian national arriving from Abu Dhabi was arrested.
# dodgy fuel
Complaints about petrol 'stretching' in Mayo force gardaí to act
Gardaí will implement a plan to tackle it with Revenue.
# Monaghan
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.
# Caught
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.
# customs seizure
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.
# Drugs
Three arrested as Customs seize 30,000 tablets
Drugs seized and arrests made in joint Garda and Revenue operation today.
# Good dog
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…
# Customs
Plant stimulant and cigarettes seized in operations targeting tobacco black market
The items seized today have a total value of around €50,000.
# Smoked Out
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.
# sticky tape
Elderly man caught with €200,000 cash taped to his genitals
The cash was discovered during a routine pat-down.
# grounded
€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.
# illegal
Revenue seize €50,000 worth of khat (and 100 hair curlers) in Cork
Around €50,000 worth of the natural amphetamine was seized by Revenue.