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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Customs

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Illegal medicines worth €375,000 seized in Ireland as part of global operation
The seizure included more than 120,000 tablets and capsules.
Two arrested after discovery of oil laundering plants
The plants had a combined capacity to launder 20 million litres of fuel a year.
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’.
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.
Man caught trying to board plane with monkey in his pants
Two Irish nationals arrested over Spanish navy drug seizure
Around 500kgs of cannabis resin were discovered on a yacht yesterday afternoon by Spanish authorities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Man arrested over €330k drug seizure at Dublin Port
Herbal cannabis and cocaine were found concealed in a trailer at Dublin Port today.
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.
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)
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 seize 54,000 cigarettes in Fermoy
A man in his 60s has been questioned in relation to the seizure.
Man arrested over Dublin Airport cigarette seizure
Customs officials seized more than 27,000 cigarettes from the baggage of a British national in Dublin Airport today.
Cannabis worth €355,000 seized at Rosslare port
A man was arrested after the 59kg shipment was discovered inside a car arriving from France.
Oireachtas committee to meet over fuel laundering
Representatives from the Revenue, the Dept of Environment and farm and retail groups will be at today’s meeting.
Revenue warns that fake brand alcohol can cause blindness
The most commonly counterfeited alcoholic drinks are spirits – particularly vodka, and these drinks can have severe and fatal effects.
Cigarettes and counterfeit alcohol seized by Customs
Customs officers and gardaí carried out searches at two properties in Limerick city on Friday.
Man uses iPad to cross US border (or does he?)
Canadian Martin Reisch says a customs officer allowed him to pass into the US with only a scan of his passport on his iPad.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
In tonight’s fix: Irish people’s biggest worry for 2012, a rise in the number of tourists visiting Ireland (finally!) – and time travel exists. Kind of.
Over 26,000 cigarettes seized at Dublin airport
Customs believe that the three people who were said to be carrying the cigarettes are part of an Eastern European cigarette smuggling gang.
Firearms, ammunition and drugs seized at Dublin port
Three firearms – two of them loaded – and 1.5kg of cannabis were seized by customs officers at Dublin Port this afternoon.
One in seven cigarettes is illegally smuggled
The Exchequer is losing out on €250million a year – or around half the amount recently cut from the social welfare budget.
Cannabis seized and Polish man arrested at Rosslare port
The man has since been released by gardaí following the seizure yesterday.
Over 140,000 cigarettes seized at Dublin Airport
Revenue’s Custom Service searched 23 passengers from the same flight at Dublin Airport last night.
Five more arrests in south-east drugs probe
Five people – three men and two women – are arrested after further searches in Carlow and Kildare.
Four arrested over airport cigarette seizure
Three men and a woman from Poland have been remanded in custody for a week over the 53,860 cigarettes found at Dublin Airport.
Three men released, two more arrested in south-east search operation
In total, 13 people are now being held in connection with a series of arrests carried out across six counties yesterday and today.
The Daily Fix: Saturday
Catch up on the day’s biggest stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
Customs seize €70,000 in cash at Dublin Airport
The discovery was made during a routine search as a man prepared to board a flight to Budapest yesterday.
Daily Fix: Friday
A round up of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.
Over 150,000 cigarettes and €11,500 in cash seized at Dublin Airport
Revenue’s Customs Service carried out searches on passengers arriving in Dublin from Moldova on Saturday.
Almost 160,000 litres of illicit fuel seized in countrywide raids
Armed gardaí took part in the raids on ten filling stations in Dublin, Galway and Louth.
Sniffer dog makes €1million cannabis find at Dublin Port
The drug was concealed in food tins inside a shipping container.