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# smuggling - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

8.4 million cigarettes, hidden behind frozen chicken, seized at Dublin Port

The smuggled cigarettes have an estimated value of over €4.1 million.

# smuggling - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Nine million cigarettes marked as frozen food seized at Dublin Port

The smuggled cigarettes were discovered in a refrigerated shipping container, declared as transporting frozen food.

# smuggling - Sunday 12 January, 2020

'A no-man's land scenario': The ideas sent in from the public to avoid a hard Irish border

One person suggested that they should “erect poles at every road crossing the border between Northern Ireland and the South”.

# smuggling - Friday 8 November, 2019

Gardaí probe Bulgarian smuggling routes after CAB raids in Monaghan

Yesterday’s searches were carried on foot of district court warrants.

# smuggling - Thursday 7 November, 2019

All 39 victims from the Essex lorry tragedy have now been identified

All of the deceased were Vietnamese nationals, a spokesman for Essex Police said.

Irishman in his 50s arrested after 15 males found in back of a lorry in Wiltshire

A Cork-based company confirmed their vehicle was seized in the incident.

# smuggling - Friday 6 September, 2019

US woman accused of trying to smuggle 6-day-old baby in bag out of Philippines airport

The woman, 42-year-old Jennifer Talbot, had no valid custody documents for the child.

# smuggling - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Calls for investigation as gardaí alerted to alleged smuggling at Baldonnel Airfield Exclusive

Sinn Féín’s defence spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh told that he will be raising this issue with the Taoiseach as a matter of urgency.

# smuggling - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Indonesian Island could be closed to prevent Komodo dragon smuggling

Mass tourism is affecting the island which is home to some 2,300 giant, carnivorous dragons.

# smuggling - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

UK committee warned by NI business panel why Brexit is a problem - using cheese as an example

If there’s a no deal, the price of beef will go up 37%, cheese by 43%, and tomatoes by 8%, the committee heard.

# smuggling - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Revenue seizes 24,000 litres of beer at Dublin Port

The driver, a man in his 50s from the UK, was questioned about the smuggled alcohol.

# smuggling - Friday 23 March, 2018

Aer Lingus worker who helped smuggle illegal immigrants into the country jailed for four years

Peter Kernan had pleaded guilty to four counts of facilitating the entry of an illegal immigrant into the State.

# smuggling - Monday 12 February, 2018

Two women arrested after Revenue seizes 46,000 cigarettes and €44,000 cash

The cash and cigarettes were seized in three separate incidents in Dublin Airport.

# smuggling - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Dublin Airport people-smuggling operation described as 'Mickey Mouse' enterprise by accused

Frederick Cham (63) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to five charges.

# smuggling - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Photos: Seven puppies rescued after being smuggled from Ireland into Wales

The puppies were found in the boot of a car.

# smuggling - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Irish man from 'Rathkeale Rovers' smuggling gang jailed in Miami for trafficking a rhino horn

Michael Hegarty was arrested in Belgium following an international arrest warrant.

# smuggling - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Man caught at Sri Lankan airport with a kilogramme of gold hidden in his rectum

The man is reportedly a courier for an organised smuggling ring.

# smuggling - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Californian man accused of smuggling 3 king cobras in crisp cans

There were also three albino Chinese soft-shelled turtles in the package, US authorities said.

# smuggling - Thursday 13 July, 2017

X-ray scanner used again as Revenue seizes cigarettes worth €3.5 million at Dublin Port

Revenue has seized almost 15 million cigarettes that had been smuggled into Ireland in the last two weeks.

# smuggling - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Baseball star admits eating fake passport as he was smuggled into the US

Jose Abreu was the subject of an intense bidding war in the MLB in 2013.

# smuggling - Monday 23 January, 2017

Two Aer Lingus staff among three arrested at Dublin Airport over alleged people smuggling

The arrests are connected to a garda investigation into suspected facilitation of illegal immigrants.

# smuggling - Monday 3 October, 2016

Corkman facing 12 years in Philippines jail says drugs were planted on him in airport

Éanna Ó Cochláin and his family say they have received no support from Irish authorities.

# smuggling - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Gardaí rescue 14 puppies from boot of car at Dublin Port

The pups were set to be smuggled out of the country without pet passports or valid travel documents.

# smuggling - Monday 30 November, 2015

Cigarettes and booze seized ahead of busy black market Christmas

The contraband was found on a Romanian bus.

# smuggling - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Man 'risked his life' by swallowing cannabis pellets to get money for his sick mum

The Spanish national swallowed 107 pellets. He was jailed for 18 months.

# smuggling - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Man (91) charged with smuggling cocaine disguised as soap

He alleges he was taken advantage of.

# smuggling - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Irishman arrested for attempting to smuggle 10kg of gold bars

Customs said the man landed from Dubai on an Emirates flight.

# smuggling - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Setback for Cork family trying to free brother from 12-year sentence in the Philippines

The family of Eánna Ó Cochláin says the drugs were planted on him.

# smuggling - Monday 11 May, 2015

Drug smuggler involved in €400m cocaine haul off Cork coast appeals conviction

Christopher Wiggins maintains the boat ‘Dances with Waves’ was not in Irish territorial waters.

# smuggling - Monday 23 February, 2015

Gardaí 'hold no intelligence' of Provo involvement in fuel smuggling

Minister Charlie Flanagan says criminals are being pursued.

# smuggling - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Man arrested at Chinese border with 94 iPhones strapped to his body No Phone Zone

Man arrested at Chinese border with 94 iPhones strapped to his body

But his plan was foolproof! Foolproof, we tell you!

# smuggling - Monday 5 January, 2015

Two convicted IRA bombers arrested in Spain for smuggling alcohol and tobacco

Leonard Hardy and his wife Donna Maria Elizabeth Hardy were convicted of a 1989 bombing of a British army barracks in Germany.

# smuggling - Monday 8 December, 2014

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

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

# smuggling - Friday 28 November, 2014

Boat carrying loads and loads* of hash sinks to the bottom of the sea

To be precise – 13.4 tonnes of soggy, soggy hash.

600,000 dodgy Marlboro cigarettes found hidden under flip-flops

They were hidden in a crate of “safety footwear.”

# smuggling - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Kildare man's privacy was not violated when he signed for cocaine addressed to fake diplomat

The package was sent to “Tony Tuto, Honorary Consul of the Republic of South Africa”.

# smuggling - Thursday 10 July, 2014

African elephants could quickly "be driven to extinction locally", warns conservation group

CITES says that the number of elephants killed in the past three years is “far exceeding” the number born.

# smuggling - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Investigation launched after drone full of drugs touched down at Dublin prison

One of the prisoners is believed to have swallowed some of the packages contained in the helicopter drone.

# smuggling - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Opinion: An EU coastguard for the Mediterranean could save lives and national budgets

There is a tragedy unfolding in the Mediterranean – and it’s not just the responsibility of southern European states.

Man sentenced to jail for smuggling dinosaur fossils

The man was sentenced, despite his work in helping Mongolia open its first dinosaur museum.

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