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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Customs

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# Seized
Cigarettes hidden in 12 suitcases seized at Cork Airport
Officers stopped and searched four men as they disembarked a flight from Wroclaw last night.
# dangerous games
How safe are your children's toys?
Over 20,000 toys were destroyed for being unsafe last year.
# Seizure
Revenue seize roll-your-own tobacco from Kerry house
Two men were questioned in connection with the discovery of the tobacco.
# Seizure
Revenue seize 22,000 cigarettes hidden in steel containers
Two people were arrested and a number of mobile phones and tablets were seized in a follow-up search.
# Revenue
Man (29) arrested at Dublin Airport over cigarette smuggling
More than 16,000 cigarettes were seized from the man’s luggage after he arrived on a flight from Dubai earlier today.
# Cork
60,000 cigarettes seized by Customs officers in Cork
Cigarettes and a quantity of tobacco were found when a car was stopped by gardaí on the M8 this morning.
# Revenue
Customs have been busy this week, seizing tobacco, cocaine, cash and alcohol
Some of the seizures include 1.1 million cigarettes, 3,500 litres of spirits and 49 pellets of cocaine.
# portlaw
Fuel laundering plant with 10m litre capacity uncovered in rural Waterford
The operation was found near the town of Portlaw, some 19km west of Waterford City, earlier today.
Harvey the Revenue's sniffer dog uncovers tobacco worth €10k in Cork
The sniffer dog also uncovered €55,000 in cash, while a further €28,000 worth of cigarettes was also seized.
# Cigarette Seizure
Almost 25,000 cigarettes seized by customs officers in Cork
The cigarette were found in two searches after a non-Irish national was searched in Cork airport as he disembarked a flight form Warsaw.
# silverstream
Oil laundering plants uncovered, "large quantity" of cat litter seized in Monaghan operation
Customs officers and gardaí also found 20,000 litres of oil and three tonnes of toxic waste. One man has been arrested.
# Illegal Medicine
Pills, liquids and creams among 750,000 doses of illegal medicines seized last year
The Irish Medicines Board said sedatives, weight loss pills and erectile dysfunction drugs were the most detained items as they warn against online purchasing.
# Smuggling
Illegal tobacco seizures and fines drop 84 per cent
15 million cigarettes have been seized in the first half of this year, compared with 95 million last year.
# Drugs
Five arrested and €316,000 of herbal cannabis seized by Revenue
Over 16 kilogrammes of cannabis was seized in two separate operations in Limerick and Rosslare today.
# Drug seizure
€1.4 million worth of cannabis seized in Carlow
A man in his 40s is being questioned.
# Drug seizure
Cannabis pellets worth €10,000 ingested by man are "recovered" in Cork
The Spanish national arrived on a flight into Cork Airport yesterday.
# Seizure
17,800 cigarettes and €50,000 worth of cannabis seized at Irish airports yesterday
A Moldovan national was also sentenced to three months in prison for evasion of duty on cigarettes.
# Seizures
Cocaine from Dominican Republic and cigarettes from Moldova seized
Revenue’s Customs Service carried out two operations at the airport in the last 24 hours.
# Customs
Customs seize counterfeit spirits in Dundalk
Officers from Revenue’s Customs Service valued the haul at €2,625 with a potential loss to the Exchequer of €2,200.
# Investigation
Man arrested after being found with .5kg of cocaine
The 54-year-old was arrested in Cork on Monday following an intelligence-led investigation.
# Amsterdam
Customs seize €48k in cash from passenger at Cork Airport
The money was found in the carry-on luggage of a passenger attempting to fly to Amsterdam.
# Seizure
€20,000 in cash hidden in couple's clothes seized at Knock Airport
Officers from Revenue’s customs service now have a three month detention order in respect of the money.
# Cash
Holly the Revenue's dog sniffs out thousands in cash at Dublin Port
Revenue were granted an order to keep the cash for three months in order to investigate further.
# Revenue
Roll-your-own tobacco imported from China seized in north Dublin
The tobacco was being packaged in well-known roll-your-own branding in what Revenue has described as a ‘cottage industry’.
# tea-bacco
PICS: Revenue seizes €100,000 of tobacco purporting to be Chinese tea
The tobacco was discovered when customs officers intercepted a van at a location in Dublin on Wednesday.
# Counterfeit
Over 1,500 seizures of counterfeit goods have been made already this year
Finance Minister Michael Noonan said there are no proposals to increase penalties for the crime.
# Black Market
Cigarettes, tobacco and counterfeit vodka seized in €1.5 million sting operation
Gardaí and Revenue seized more than three million cigarettes in two separate raids.
# Whiskeyleaks
American officials in Brussels tell HQ: 'The British are watering our whiskey'
The things you find in Wikileaks…
# Drugs
Over €240,000 worth of drugs seized at Dublin Airport
In three separate seizures, large quantities of cocaine and Methamphetamine were seized and two people were arrested.
# Good Idea
Revenue to give seized vehicles to gardaí
The directive was signed by the Revenue Commissioner late last month.
# Smoking
Ireland an 'easy target' for international smugglers
Of the 55 people prosecuted for smuggling offences last year, 18 had addresses outside of Ireland.
# Gardaí
Operation against fuel laundering launched
Nineteen searches were carried out at premises associated with a known criminal gang.
# Horsemeat
Horsemeat labelled 'beef' sent to Czech Republic from Ireland
Operations have been suspended at the plant, which is under investigation by the Agriculture Department’s Special Investigation Unit.
# Customs
€35,000 in cash seized from men at Dublin Airport
Separately, two Latvian men have appeared in court
# Cocaine
Man arrested after record seizure of cocaine at Kerry airport
The cocaine was found in the lining of the man’s rucksack by Revenue’s Customs Service.
# Theft
ICSA calls for government action on sheep thefts
The association said there is a need for a change in the tagging system as well as a comprehensive database like that for cattle.
# Exchequer Returns
Exchequer returns show €2.9 billion deficit due, in part, to payment to the ESM
Spending at the Department of Social Protection was more than expected, whereas the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation continues to underspend.
# Cash
Revenue seize over €23,000 in cash at Dublin Airport
Revenue’s sniffer dog, Carby, gave an indication and the cash was discovered concealed in a woman’s carry-on bag.
# Seizure
Revenue seize €40,000 in cash at Dublin Airport
Two men were stopped and searched as part of an intelligence-led operation.
# Medicines
Illegal medicines worth €375,000 seized in Ireland as part of global operation
The seizure included more than 120,000 tablets and capsules.