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#Smuggling

# smuggling - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Gardaí and Customs find €9.8m concealed in furniture in Dublin Port search operation
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Gardaí and Customs find €9.8m concealed in furniture in Dublin Port search operation

Updated Nov 25th 2021, 12:23 PM 30,265 Views 0 Comments

Two separate search operations, one in Dublin Port and the other in Drogheda, have seen an estimated €10m of drugs seized.

# smuggling - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Retailers say spike in seized tobacco hints at 'large-scale' cigarette factories in Ireland
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

Retailers say spike in seized tobacco hints at 'large-scale' cigarette factories in Ireland

Aug 31st 2021, 3:13 PM 15,330 Views 28 Comments

Revenue has announced four major seizures of loose raw tobacco with an estimated retail value of €8.1m.

# smuggling - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Revenue seizes 7.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €5m
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

Revenue seizes 7.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €5m

Aug 5th 2021, 5:27 PM 16,566 Views 28 Comments

The cigarettes were discovered inside a container using Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner.

# smuggling - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Gardaí seize estimated €35 million worth of cocaine disguised as charcoal
# Seized
# Seized

Gardaí seize estimated €35 million worth of cocaine disguised as charcoal

Jul 14th 2021, 12:56 PM 56,446 Views 66 Comments

Criminals were attempting to smuggle half a tonne of cocaine into Ireland.

# smuggling - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

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

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

May 6th 2020, 10:57 PM 21,622 Views 32 Comments

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
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

Nine million cigarettes marked as frozen food seized at Dublin Port

May 5th 2020, 10:35 PM 18,886 Views 14 Comments

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
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

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

Jan 12th 2020, 7:30 AM 19,573 Views 8 Comments

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
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

Gardaí probe Bulgarian smuggling routes after CAB raids in Monaghan

Nov 8th 2019, 6:10 AM 23,607 Views 18 Comments

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
# People Smuggling
# People Smuggling

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

Nov 7th 2019, 9:10 PM 13,145 Views 0 Comments

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
# Migrants
# Migrants

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

Updated Nov 7th 2019, 2:00 PM 72,122 Views 63 Comments

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
# Charged
# Charged

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

Sep 6th 2019, 7:10 AM 32,844 Views 0 Comments

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
# Baldonnel
# Baldonnel

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

Jul 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 61,966 Views 55 Comments

Sinn Féín’s defence spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh told TheJournal.ie 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
# KOMODO ISLAND
# KOMODO ISLAND

Indonesian Island could be closed to prevent Komodo dragon smuggling

Apr 4th 2019, 7:28 AM 16,320 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Oct 24th 2018, 6:35 PM 22,824 Views 26 Comments

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
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Revenue seizes 24,000 litres of beer at Dublin Port

Sep 6th 2018, 7:57 PM 27,231 Views 30 Comments

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
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

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

Mar 23rd 2018, 4:48 PM 15,037 Views 21 Comments

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
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

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

Feb 12th 2018, 9:45 PM 24,963 Views 29 Comments

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
# Frederick Cham

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

Feb 6th 2018, 1:52 PM 14,703 Views 0 Comments

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
# Puppy Rescue
# Puppy Rescue

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

Nov 29th 2017, 3:02 PM 18,652 Views 18 Comments

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
# International Crime
# International Crime

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

Nov 15th 2017, 8:59 AM 22,718 Views 24 Comments

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
# Colombo
# Colombo

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

Sep 26th 2017, 8:41 AM 33,859 Views 46 Comments

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
# You've Got Mail
# You've Got Mail

Californian man accused of smuggling 3 king cobras in crisp cans

Jul 26th 2017, 10:50 PM 12,955 Views 10 Comments

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
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

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

Jul 13th 2017, 5:07 PM 10,249 Views 49 Comments

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
# Hungry For Success
From The42
# Hungry For Success

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

Mar 2nd 2017, 5:51 PM 5,496 Views 1 Comment

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
# Illegal Immigrants
# Illegal Immigrants

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

Jan 23rd 2017, 1:00 PM 55,067 Views 58 Comments

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
# Sentenced
# Sentenced

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

Oct 3rd 2016, 6:00 AM 42,267 Views 39 Comments

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
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

Gardaí rescue 14 puppies from boot of car at Dublin Port

Aug 3rd 2016, 6:35 PM 19,717 Views 51 Comments

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
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

Cigarettes and booze seized ahead of busy black market Christmas

Nov 30th 2015, 5:16 PM 16,301 Views 23 Comments

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
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

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

Oct 6th 2015, 8:30 PM 15,756 Views 39 Comments

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
# Australia
# Australia

Man (91) charged with smuggling cocaine disguised as soap

Aug 11th 2015, 8:38 AM 23,884 Views 42 Comments

He alleges he was taken advantage of.

# smuggling - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Irishman arrested for attempting to smuggle 10kg of gold bars
# India
# India

Irishman arrested for attempting to smuggle 10kg of gold bars

Jul 15th 2015, 10:44 AM 17,257 Views 21 Comments

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
# Family
# Family

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

May 27th 2015, 7:00 PM 27,634 Views 56 Comments

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
# Court
# Court

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

May 11th 2015, 3:47 PM 14,966 Views 0 Comments

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
# Border Patrol
# Border Patrol

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

Feb 23rd 2015, 4:30 PM 16,226 Views 133 Comments

Minister Charlie Flanagan says criminals are being pursued.

# smuggling - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 13th 2015, 11:30 AM 2,993 Views 4 Comments

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
# IRA
# IRA

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

Jan 5th 2015, 3:43 PM 15,491 Views 0 Comments

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
# Not For Children
# Not For Children

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

Dec 8th 2014, 10:14 AM 6,836 Views 17 Comments

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
# Bad Buzz
# Bad Buzz

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

Nov 28th 2014, 9:16 PM 19,979 Views 28 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 28th 2014, 2:18 PM 9,042 Views 13 Comments

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
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

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

Oct 29th 2014, 6:00 PM 26,678 Views 0 Comments

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

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