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# customs - Friday 11 October, 2013

Harvey the Revenue's sniffer dog uncovers tobacco worth €10k in Cork
# PET DETECTIVE
# PET DETECTIVE

Harvey the Revenue's sniffer dog uncovers tobacco worth €10k in Cork

Oct 11th 2013, 9:13 AM 5,840 Views 22 Comments

The sniffer dog also uncovered €55,000 in cash, while a further €28,000 worth of cigarettes was also seized.

# customs - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Almost 25,000 cigarettes seized by customs officers in Cork
# Cigarette Seizure
# Cigarette Seizure

Almost 25,000 cigarettes seized by customs officers in Cork

Sep 29th 2013, 9:18 PM 8,652 Views 33 Comments

The cigarette were found in two searches after a non-Irish national was searched in Cork airport as he disembarked a flight form Warsaw.

# customs - Monday 16 September, 2013

Oil laundering plants uncovered, "large quantity" of cat litter seized in Monaghan operation
# Silverstream
# Silverstream

Oil laundering plants uncovered, "large quantity" of cat litter seized in Monaghan operation

Sep 16th 2013, 9:37 PM 13,842 Views 40 Comments

Customs officers and gardaí also found 20,000 litres of oil and three tonnes of toxic waste. One man has been arrested.

Pills, liquids and creams among 750,000 doses of illegal medicines seized last year
# Illegal Medicine
# Illegal Medicine

Pills, liquids and creams among 750,000 doses of illegal medicines seized last year

Sep 16th 2013, 12:16 PM 6,595 Views 50 Comments

The Irish Medicines Board said sedatives, weight loss pills and erectile dysfunction drugs were the most detained items as they warn against online purchasing.

# customs - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Illegal tobacco seizures and fines drop 84 per cent
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

Illegal tobacco seizures and fines drop 84 per cent

Sep 15th 2013, 1:27 PM 5,440 Views 14 Comments

15 million cigarettes have been seized in the first half of this year, compared with 95 million last year.

# customs - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Five arrested and €316,000 of herbal cannabis seized by Revenue
# Drugs
# Drugs

Five arrested and €316,000 of herbal cannabis seized by Revenue

Aug 8th 2013, 7:30 PM 6,221 Views 40 Comments

Over 16 kilogrammes of cannabis was seized in two separate operations in Limerick and Rosslare today.

# customs - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

€1.4 million worth of cannabis seized in Carlow
# Drug Seizure
# Drug Seizure

€1.4 million worth of cannabis seized in Carlow

Aug 7th 2013, 8:06 PM 9,177 Views 53 Comments

A man in his 40s is being questioned.

# customs - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Cannabis pellets worth €10,000 ingested by man are "recovered" in Cork
# Drug Seizure
# Drug Seizure

Cannabis pellets worth €10,000 ingested by man are "recovered" in Cork

Aug 4th 2013, 5:58 PM 10,257 Views 40 Comments

The Spanish national arrived on a flight into Cork Airport yesterday.

# customs - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

17,800 cigarettes and €50,000 worth of cannabis seized at Irish airports yesterday
# Seizure
# Seizure

17,800 cigarettes and €50,000 worth of cannabis seized at Irish airports yesterday

Jul 24th 2013, 5:46 PM 5,432 Views 0 Comments

A Moldovan national was also sentenced to three months in prison for evasion of duty on cigarettes.

# customs - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Cocaine from Dominican Republic and cigarettes from Moldova seized
# Seizures
# Seizures

Cocaine from Dominican Republic and cigarettes from Moldova seized

Jul 13th 2013, 4:22 PM 6,536 Views 28 Comments

Revenue’s Customs Service carried out two operations at the airport in the last 24 hours.

# customs - Friday 12 July, 2013

Customs seize counterfeit spirits in Dundalk
# Customs
# Customs

Customs seize counterfeit spirits in Dundalk

Jul 12th 2013, 6:36 PM 5,524 Views 24 Comments

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
# Investigation
# Investigation

Man arrested after being found with .5kg of cocaine

Jul 9th 2013, 2:11 PM 9,275 Views 21 Comments

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
# Amsterdam
# Amsterdam

Customs seize €48k in cash from passenger at Cork Airport

Jul 6th 2013, 2:03 PM 11,613 Views 39 Comments

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
# Seizure
# Seizure

€20,000 in cash hidden in couple's clothes seized at Knock Airport

Jun 28th 2013, 1:32 PM 25,254 Views 65 Comments

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
# Cash
# Cash

Holly the Revenue's dog sniffs out thousands in cash at Dublin Port

Jun 25th 2013, 5:52 PM 8,995 Views 20 Comments

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
# Revenue
# Revenue

Roll-your-own tobacco imported from China seized in north Dublin

Jun 20th 2013, 3:41 PM 8,407 Views 23 Comments

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
# Tea-bacco
# Tea-bacco

PICS: Revenue seizes €100,000 of tobacco purporting to be Chinese tea

Jun 7th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,047 Views 12 Comments

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
# Counterfeit
# Counterfeit

Over 1,500 seizures of counterfeit goods have been made already this year

May 27th 2013, 6:45 AM 8,287 Views 33 Comments

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
# Black Market
# Black Market

Cigarettes, tobacco and counterfeit vodka seized in €1.5 million sting operation

May 9th 2013, 7:35 PM 10,338 Views 55 Comments

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'
# Whiskeyleaks
# Whiskeyleaks

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

May 5th 2013, 8:45 AM 15,304 Views 32 Comments

The things you find in Wikileaks…

# customs - Monday 8 April, 2013

Over €240,000 worth of drugs seized at Dublin Airport
# Drugs
# Drugs

Over €240,000 worth of drugs seized at Dublin Airport

Apr 8th 2013, 5:19 PM 10,561 Views 14 Comments

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
# Good Idea
# Good Idea

Revenue to give seized vehicles to gardaí

Apr 7th 2013, 3:34 PM 24,865 Views 93 Comments

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

# customs - Monday 1 April, 2013

Ireland an 'easy target' for international smugglers
# Smoking
# Smoking

Ireland an 'easy target' for international smugglers

Apr 1st 2013, 1:19 PM 10,456 Views 33 Comments

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
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Operation against fuel laundering launched

Mar 13th 2013, 8:58 AM 4,755 Views 19 Comments

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
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Horsemeat labelled 'beef' sent to Czech Republic from Ireland

Feb 22nd 2013, 5:05 PM 14,364 Views 64 Comments

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
# Customs
# Customs

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

Jan 25th 2013, 4:24 PM 9,782 Views 0 Comments

Separately, two Latvian men have appeared in court

# customs - Monday 14 January, 2013

Man arrested after record seizure of cocaine at Kerry airport
# Cocaine
# Cocaine

Man arrested after record seizure of cocaine at Kerry airport

Jan 14th 2013, 4:11 PM 15,091 Views 61 Comments

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
# Theft
# Theft

ICSA calls for government action on sheep thefts

Nov 15th 2012, 2:40 PM 4,085 Views 20 Comments

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
# Exchequer Returns
# Exchequer Returns

Exchequer returns show €2.9 billion deficit due, in part, to payment to the ESM

Nov 2nd 2012, 6:26 PM 8,019 Views 55 Comments

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
# Cash
# Cash

Revenue seize over €23,000 in cash at Dublin Airport

Oct 26th 2012, 2:16 PM 8,596 Views 34 Comments

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
# Seizure
# Seizure

Revenue seize €40,000 in cash at Dublin Airport

Oct 18th 2012, 2:37 PM 11,133 Views 29 Comments

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
# Medicines
# Medicines

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

Oct 4th 2012, 9:50 PM 7,688 Views 42 Comments

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

# customs - Monday 1 October, 2012

Two arrested after discovery of oil laundering plants
# Laundering
# Laundering

Two arrested after discovery of oil laundering plants

Oct 1st 2012, 8:45 PM 8,463 Views 31 Comments

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
# Seized
# Seized

7.6 million contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

Sep 24th 2012, 12:08 PM 2,829 Views 5 Comments

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
# Seizure
# Seizure

Nearly four million cigarettes seized by Revenue

Sep 19th 2012, 7:51 PM 5,041 Views 17 Comments

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

Customs officers uncover oil laundering plant in Monaghan
# Revenue
# Revenue

Customs officers uncover oil laundering plant in Monaghan

Sep 19th 2012, 2:07 PM 4,905 Views 25 Comments

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

Man caught trying to board plane with monkey in his pants
# Monkey Business
# Monkey Business

Man caught trying to board plane with monkey in his pants

Sep 10th 2012, 1:17 PM 15,011 Views 33 Comments

Ouch.

# customs - Friday 31 August, 2012

Two Irish nationals arrested over Spanish navy drug seizure
# Drugs
# Drugs

Two Irish nationals arrested over Spanish navy drug seizure

Aug 31st 2012, 6:15 PM 5,469 Views 12 Comments

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
# Court
# Court

Men sentenced to jail for evading duty on cigarettes

Jul 31st 2012, 4:09 PM 4,994 Views 25 Comments

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
# Australia
# Australia

Half a tonne of crystal meth, heroin seized in Australia

Jul 31st 2012, 9:37 AM 4,830 Views 16 Comments

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