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# customs - Friday 12 July, 2013

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.

# customs - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Man arrested after being found with .5kg of cocaine

The 54-year-old was arrested in Cork on Monday following an intelligence-led investigation.

# customs - Saturday 6 July, 2013

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.

# customs - Friday 28 June, 2013

€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.

# customs - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

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.

# customs - Thursday 20 June, 2013

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’.

# customs - Friday 7 June, 2013

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.

# customs - Monday 27 May, 2013

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.

# customs - Thursday 9 May, 2013

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.

# customs - Sunday 5 May, 2013

American officials in Brussels tell HQ: 'The British are watering our whiskey'

The things you find in Wikileaks…

# customs - Monday 8 April, 2013

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.

# customs - Sunday 7 April, 2013

Revenue to give seized vehicles to gardaí

The directive was signed by the Revenue Commissioner late last month.

# customs - Monday 1 April, 2013

Ireland an 'easy target' for international smugglers

Of the 55 people prosecuted for smuggling offences last year, 18 had addresses outside of Ireland.

# customs - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Operation against fuel laundering launched

Nineteen searches were carried out at premises associated with a known criminal gang.

# customs - Friday 22 February, 2013

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 - Friday 25 January, 2013

€35,000 in cash seized from men at Dublin Airport

Separately, two Latvian men have appeared in court

# customs - Monday 14 January, 2013

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.

# customs - Thursday 15 November, 2012

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.

# customs - Friday 2 November, 2012

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.

# customs - Friday 26 October, 2012

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.

# customs - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Revenue seize €40,000 in cash at Dublin Airport

Two men were stopped and searched as part of an intelligence-led operation.

# customs - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Illegal medicines worth €375,000 seized in Ireland as part of global operation

The seizure included more than 120,000 tablets and capsules.

# customs - Monday 1 October, 2012

Two arrested after discovery of oil laundering plants

The plants had a combined capacity to launder 20 million litres of fuel a year.

# customs - Monday 24 September, 2012

7.6 million contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

The cigarettes, of brands which are not otherwise sold in Ireland, were stored in a shipment described as ‘furniture’.

# customs - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Nearly four million cigarettes seized by Revenue

Two separate operations have yielded a seizure of nearly four million cigarettes.

Customs officers uncover oil laundering plant in Monaghan

Eight tonnes of toxic sludge was recovered at the plant in Clontibret, which Revenue says cost the exchequer about €1m a year.

# customs - Monday 10 September, 2012

# customs - Friday 31 August, 2012

Two Irish nationals arrested over Spanish navy drug seizure

Around 500kgs of cannabis resin were discovered on a yacht yesterday afternoon by Spanish authorities.

# customs - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Men sentenced to jail for evading duty on cigarettes

The two men appeared in court after Revenue seized 103,000 cigarettes at Rosslare Europort earlier this month.

Half a tonne of crystal meth, heroin seized in Australia

Drugs worth an estimated half a billion Australian dollars were seized in Sydney.

# customs - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Cannabis worth €2.6million seized in Dublin

The authorities raided an industrial premises in Ballymount and seized herbal cannabis and resin worth an estimated €2.6 million.

# customs - Monday 9 July, 2012

7 million illegal cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

The cigarettes were found as part of a routine search of a shipment which had arrived from Belgium.

# customs - Friday 29 June, 2012

700,000 cigarettes seized by Dublin Airport customs officers Revenue This post contains images

700,000 cigarettes seized by Dublin Airport customs officers

The cigarettes, which were seized in three separate operations this week, had an estimated retail value of over €315,000.

# customs - Friday 25 May, 2012

Cigarettes and ecstasy tablets seized after postal centre detection

The cigarettes were detected at Portlaoise Mail Centre, leading to the discovery of 40,000 ecstasy tablets.

# customs - Friday 18 May, 2012

Man arrested as Revenue seize €450k of heroin at Dublin Airport

The drugs were found concealed in a tailored suitcase being carried by a man on a flight from Dubai.

# customs - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Man arrested over €330k drug seizure at Dublin Port

Herbal cannabis and cocaine were found concealed in a trailer at Dublin Port today.

# customs - Sunday 6 May, 2012

What happens to the things that the gardaí or Revenue seize?

We take a look at what happens to the cars, jewellery, cash and drugs that are seized or recovered by Irish authorities.

# customs - Monday 2 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge The burning question*: Do you eat breakfast? Work Can Wait This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Do you eat breakfast?

This and every Monday, let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

# customs - Friday 16 March, 2012

Two arrested over Dublin €1m drugs seizure

Herbal cannabis and 10,000 tablets suspected of being a controlled substance were seized at a house at Rathcoole, Co Dublin, yesterday.

# customs - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Customs seize 54,000 cigarettes in Fermoy

A man in his 60s has been questioned in relation to the seizure.