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# customs - Friday 15 April, 2016

117 prostitutes and 100 clients found in raid of brothel linked to Hell's Angels
# Berlin
# Berlin

117 prostitutes and 100 clients found in raid of brothel linked to Hell's Angels

Apr 15th 2016, 9:05 AM 32,473 Views 17 Comments

Police confiscated €6.4 million in cash, cars and property, including 12 apartments and other premises.

# customs - Monday 11 April, 2016

Three biscuit tins full of cocaine were found by customs at Dublin Airport
# White Christmas
# White Christmas

Three biscuit tins full of cocaine were found by customs at Dublin Airport

Apr 11th 2016, 5:58 PM 29,378 Views 53 Comments

A 39-year-old woman has been arrested.

# customs - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

18 pups found in car boot at Dublin Port, one fighting for his life
# Illegal Trade
# Illegal Trade

18 pups found in car boot at Dublin Port, one fighting for his life

Jan 12th 2016, 9:49 AM 26,039 Views 22 Comments

The DSPCA said Ireland is the puppy farm capital of Europe.

# customs - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Large amount of cocaine intercepted at Dublin Port
# White Christmas
# White Christmas

Large amount of cocaine intercepted at Dublin Port

Dec 24th 2015, 3:09 PM 14,577 Views 15 Comments

A 51-year-old man has been arrested.

# customs - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

War on fake Christmas: Gardaí have found a massive counterfeit vodka plant
# Liquid Danger
# Liquid Danger

War on fake Christmas: Gardaí have found a massive counterfeit vodka plant

Dec 2nd 2015, 5:17 PM 16,321 Views 46 Comments

It follows two large scale seizures of cigarettes and alcohol at the weekend.

# customs - Friday 27 November, 2015

60,000 bottles of counterfeit perfume destined for street markets seized
# Customs
# Customs

60,000 bottles of counterfeit perfume destined for street markets seized

Nov 27th 2015, 2:59 PM 12,631 Views 27 Comments

The value of these goods could be in excess of €8 million.

# customs - Saturday 12 September, 2015

Why have Gardaí and Revenue still not destroyed nearly €500 million worth of drugs?
# Big Bust
# Big Bust

Why have Gardaí and Revenue still not destroyed nearly €500 million worth of drugs?

Sep 12th 2015, 10:00 PM 42,053 Views 105 Comments

One TD has called the situation “bizarre.”

# customs - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Clever customs dog finds 8 million cigarettes hidden in window frames
# Good Boy
# Good Boy

Clever customs dog finds 8 million cigarettes hidden in window frames

Aug 26th 2015, 2:04 PM 16,764 Views 30 Comments

The cigarettes were seized from a Latvian-registered truck at Dublin port.

# customs - Monday 24 August, 2015

This boot full of booze and smokes was seized after a car got off the boat from Wales
# Yoink
# Yoink

This boot full of booze and smokes was seized after a car got off the boat from Wales

Aug 24th 2015, 2:17 PM 28,630 Views 28 Comments

It was one of three seizures made in the last week.

# customs - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Heard of 'Black Mount' and 'Jim's' cigarettes? They're available on the Irish black market...
# Dangerous
# Dangerous

Heard of 'Black Mount' and 'Jim's' cigarettes? They're available on the Irish black market...

Jun 11th 2015, 3:48 PM 19,076 Views 21 Comments

Around two thirds of black market cigarettes in Ireland are ‘illicit whites’.

# customs - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Australia tells Johnny Depp's dogs to "b***er off" or be euthanised
# War On Terrier
# War On Terrier

Australia tells Johnny Depp's dogs to "b***er off" or be euthanised

May 14th 2015, 8:53 PM 22,412 Views 40 Comments

Depp brought them into the country without declaring them to quarantine officials.

# customs - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

X-ray scanner found cars, electronics and engines hidden in this truck
# Not So Fast
# Not So Fast

X-ray scanner found cars, electronics and engines hidden in this truck

May 12th 2015, 2:24 PM 17,277 Views 11 Comments

The lorry at Dublin Port was destined for West Africa.

# customs - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Customs seized 1,017 abortion pills last year
# Pro-Choice
# Pro-Choice

Customs seized 1,017 abortion pills last year

Apr 22nd 2015, 7:15 AM 22,870 Views 98 Comments

Ruth Coppinger wants the State to stop confiscating the tablets.

# customs - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

It's been a BAD week for drug smugglers...
# Drugs Are Bad
# Drugs Are Bad

It's been a BAD week for drug smugglers...

Mar 25th 2015, 1:39 PM 11,298 Views 35 Comments

More than €2.8 million in cocaine and ‘skunk’ cannabis has been seized across the island.

# customs - Thursday 5 February, 2015

These are just some of the 116 puppies seized at Dublin Port
# No Papers
# No Papers

These are just some of the 116 puppies seized at Dublin Port

Feb 5th 2015, 9:20 PM 41,756 Views 59 Comments

The puppies are aged from as young as 5 weeks up to 8 weeks of age.

# customs - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Caught cold: 20,000 fake Frozen dolls seized in Dublin
# Anda And Esla
# Anda And Esla

Caught cold: 20,000 fake Frozen dolls seized in Dublin

Dec 18th 2014, 4:55 PM 20,350 Views 57 Comments

They could hardly let THAT go…

# customs - Monday 15 December, 2014

Harvey, Frankie and Ben sniff out spirits, beer and cash in big Revenue haul
# Nose For Booze
# Nose For Booze

Harvey, Frankie and Ben sniff out spirits, beer and cash in big Revenue haul

Dec 15th 2014, 5:49 PM 8,821 Views 12 Comments

A search operation was carried out over four counties.

# customs - Monday 8 December, 2014

Revenue stop 130,000 cigarettes marked "school goods" from hitting the market
# Not For Children
# Not For Children

Revenue stop 130,000 cigarettes marked "school goods" from hitting the market

Dec 8th 2014, 10:14 AM 6,834 Views 17 Comments

The cargo has a street value of around €68,300.

# customs - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

2,000 pairs of fake Nike runners seized in Cork
# Gotcha
# Gotcha

2,000 pairs of fake Nike runners seized in Cork

Dec 2nd 2014, 5:26 PM 12,544 Views 53 Comments

The runners came from China and are believed to have been destined for the Christmas market in Ireland.

# customs - Monday 1 December, 2014

Stella sniffs out cannabis in package of 'food and spices'
# Caught Rotten
# Caught Rotten

Stella sniffs out cannabis in package of 'food and spices'

Dec 1st 2014, 11:03 AM 10,139 Views 33 Comments

Good dog.

# customs - Saturday 8 November, 2014

€378,000 worth of cocaine found hidden in sweets at Dublin Airport
# Seizure
# Seizure

€378,000 worth of cocaine found hidden in sweets at Dublin Airport

Nov 8th 2014, 11:28 AM 15,762 Views 34 Comments

A 50-year-old Romanian national arriving from Abu Dhabi was arrested.

# customs - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Complaints about petrol 'stretching' in Mayo force gardaí to act
# Dodgy Fuel
# Dodgy Fuel

Complaints about petrol 'stretching' in Mayo force gardaí to act

Nov 5th 2014, 10:56 AM 27,737 Views 73 Comments

Gardaí will implement a plan to tackle it with Revenue.

# customs - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Revenue busts oil laundering plant that could have cost State €10m a year
# Monaghan
# Monaghan

Revenue busts oil laundering plant that could have cost State €10m a year

Nov 4th 2014, 11:49 AM 11,716 Views 68 Comments

A 42-year-old man was arrested in connection with the find, which included a large among of laundered fuel and toxic waste.

# customs - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Man gets 3 months in jail after being caught cigarette smuggling at Dublin Airport yesterday
# Caught
# Caught

Man gets 3 months in jail after being caught cigarette smuggling at Dublin Airport yesterday

Aug 21st 2014, 6:46 PM 17,282 Views 49 Comments

The 30-year-old appeared in court today after more than 16,000 cigarettes were found in his luggage.

# customs - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Revenue dogs Casey, Meg and Holly sniff out illegal cigarettes and alcohol worth €20,000
# Customs Seizure
# Customs Seizure

Revenue dogs Casey, Meg and Holly sniff out illegal cigarettes and alcohol worth €20,000

Jul 29th 2014, 5:56 PM 7,029 Views 8 Comments

Customs agents were helped in their pursuit by detection dogs, Casey, Meg and Holly.

# customs - Monday 28 July, 2014

Three arrested as Customs seize 30,000 tablets
# Drugs
# Drugs

Three arrested as Customs seize 30,000 tablets

Jul 28th 2014, 9:28 PM 12,307 Views 20 Comments

Drugs seized and arrests made in joint Garda and Revenue operation today.

# customs - Friday 27 June, 2014

Ralph strikes again: Customs dog sniffs out €500k worth of heroin, ecstasy & cannabis
# Good Dog
# Good Dog

Ralph strikes again: Customs dog sniffs out €500k worth of heroin, ecstasy & cannabis

Jun 27th 2014, 11:47 AM 7,940 Views 37 Comments

They would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for that pesky mutt…

# customs - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Plant stimulant and cigarettes seized in operations targeting tobacco black market
# Customs
# Customs

Plant stimulant and cigarettes seized in operations targeting tobacco black market

Jun 3rd 2014, 5:58 PM 7,180 Views 16 Comments

The items seized today have a total value of around €50,000.

# customs - Monday 12 May, 2014

Man in 60s arrested after €65,000 worth of cigarettes found in Dublin lockup
# Smoked Out
# Smoked Out

Man in 60s arrested after €65,000 worth of cigarettes found in Dublin lockup

May 12th 2014, 4:18 PM 8,639 Views 27 Comments

The cigarette seizure brings to €233,000 the value of seized tobacco this year.

# customs - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Elderly man caught with €200,000 cash taped to his genitals
# Sticky Tape
From The Daily Edge
# Sticky Tape

Elderly man caught with €200,000 cash taped to his genitals

Apr 16th 2014, 9:07 AM 36,858 Views 52 Comments

The cash was discovered during a routine pat-down.

# customs - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

€30k seized from Irish man as he attempted to fly from Dublin Airport
# Grounded
# Grounded

€30k seized from Irish man as he attempted to fly from Dublin Airport

Apr 9th 2014, 6:24 PM 32,861 Views 42 Comments

The man was about to board an early morning flight to Brussels when he was stopped.

# customs - Monday 24 March, 2014

Revenue seize €50,000 worth of khat (and 100 hair curlers) in Cork
# Illegal
# Illegal

Revenue seize €50,000 worth of khat (and 100 hair curlers) in Cork

Mar 24th 2014, 11:13 PM 39,831 Views 64 Comments

Around €50,000 worth of the natural amphetamine was seized by Revenue.

# customs - Monday 17 March, 2014

Cigarettes hidden in 12 suitcases seized at Cork Airport
# Seized
# Seized

Cigarettes hidden in 12 suitcases seized at Cork Airport

Mar 17th 2014, 6:01 PM 16,049 Views 20 Comments

Officers stopped and searched four men as they disembarked a flight from Wroclaw last night.

# customs - Monday 10 March, 2014

How safe are your children's toys?
# Dangerous Games
# Dangerous Games

How safe are your children's toys?

Mar 10th 2014, 3:38 PM 13,515 Views 33 Comments

Over 20,000 toys were destroyed for being unsafe last year.

# customs - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Revenue seize roll-your-own tobacco from Kerry house
# Seizure
# Seizure

Revenue seize roll-your-own tobacco from Kerry house

Jan 22nd 2014, 5:31 PM 10,114 Views 22 Comments

Two men were questioned in connection with the discovery of the tobacco.

# customs - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Revenue seize 22,000 cigarettes hidden in steel containers
# Seizure
# Seizure

Revenue seize 22,000 cigarettes hidden in steel containers

Jan 14th 2014, 8:27 AM 7,740 Views 45 Comments

Two people were arrested and a number of mobile phones and tablets were seized in a follow-up search.

# customs - Monday 6 January, 2014

Man (29) arrested at Dublin Airport over cigarette smuggling
# Revenue
# Revenue

Man (29) arrested at Dublin Airport over cigarette smuggling

Jan 6th 2014, 4:20 PM 14,700 Views 0 Comments

More than 16,000 cigarettes were seized from the man’s luggage after he arrived on a flight from Dubai earlier today.

# customs - Saturday 14 December, 2013

60,000 cigarettes seized by Customs officers in Cork
# Cork
# Cork

60,000 cigarettes seized by Customs officers in Cork

Dec 14th 2013, 12:49 PM 7,148 Views 19 Comments

Cigarettes and a quantity of tobacco were found when a car was stopped by gardaí on the M8 this morning.

# customs - Friday 29 November, 2013

Customs have been busy this week, seizing tobacco, cocaine, cash and alcohol
# Revenue
# Revenue

Customs have been busy this week, seizing tobacco, cocaine, cash and alcohol

Nov 29th 2013, 9:56 PM 8,095 Views 30 Comments

Some of the seizures include 1.1 million cigarettes, 3,500 litres of spirits and 49 pellets of cocaine.

# customs - Monday 18 November, 2013

Fuel laundering plant with 10m litre capacity uncovered in rural Waterford
# Portlaw
# Portlaw

Fuel laundering plant with 10m litre capacity uncovered in rural Waterford

Nov 18th 2013, 6:31 PM 15,149 Views 41 Comments

The operation was found near the town of Portlaw, some 19km west of Waterford City, earlier today.