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Dublin: 6 °C Sunday 23 November, 2014


# customs - Saturday 8 November, 2014

€378,000 worth of cocaine found hidden in sweets at Dublin Airport

A 50-year-old Romanian national arriving from Abu Dhabi was arrested.

# customs - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Complaints about petrol ‘stretching’ in Mayo force gardaí to act

Gardaí will implement a plan to tackle it with Revenue.

# customs - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Revenue busts oil laundering plant that could have cost State €10m a year

A 42-year-old man was arrested in connection with the find, which included a large among of laundered fuel and toxic waste.

# customs - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Man gets 3 months in jail after being caught cigarette smuggling at Dublin Airport yesterday

The 30-year-old appeared in court today after more than 16,000 cigarettes were found in his luggage.

# customs - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Revenue dogs Casey, Meg and Holly sniff out illegal cigarettes and alcohol worth €20,000

Customs agents were helped in their pursuit by detection dogs, Casey, Meg and Holly.

# customs - Monday 28 July, 2014

Three arrested as Customs seize 30,000 tablets

Drugs seized and arrests made in joint Garda and Revenue operation today.

# customs - Friday 27 June, 2014

Ralph strikes again: Customs dog sniffs out €500k worth of heroin, ecstasy & cannabis

They would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for that pesky mutt…

# customs - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Plant stimulant and cigarettes seized in operations targeting tobacco black market

The items seized today have a total value of around €50,000.

# customs - Monday 12 May, 2014

Man in 60s arrested after €65,000 worth of cigarettes found in Dublin lockup

The cigarette seizure brings to €233,000 the value of seized tobacco this year.

# customs - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Elderly man caught with €200,000 cash taped to his genitals Sticky Tape

Elderly man caught with €200,000 cash taped to his genitals

The cash was discovered during a routine pat-down.

# customs - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

€30k seized from Irish man as he attempted to fly from Dublin Airport

The man was about to board an early morning flight to Brussels when he was stopped.

# customs - Monday 24 March, 2014

Revenue seize €50,000 worth of khat (and 100 hair curlers) in Cork

Around €50,000 worth of the natural amphetamine was seized by Revenue.

# customs - Monday 17 March, 2014

Cigarettes hidden in 12 suitcases seized at Cork Airport

Officers stopped and searched four men as they disembarked a flight from Wroclaw last night.

# customs - Monday 10 March, 2014

How safe are your children’s toys?

Over 20,000 toys were destroyed for being unsafe last year.

# customs - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Revenue seize roll-your-own tobacco from Kerry house

Two men were questioned in connection with the discovery of the tobacco.

# customs - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Revenue seize 22,000 cigarettes hidden in steel containers Seizure This post contains images

Revenue seize 22,000 cigarettes hidden in steel containers

Two people were arrested and a number of mobile phones and tablets were seized in a follow-up search.

# customs - Monday 6 January, 2014

Man (29) arrested at Dublin Airport over cigarette smuggling

More than 16,000 cigarettes were seized from the man’s luggage after he arrived on a flight from Dubai earlier today.

# customs - Saturday 14 December, 2013

60,000 cigarettes seized by Customs officers in Cork

Cigarettes and a quantity of tobacco were found when a car was stopped by gardaí on the M8 this morning.

# customs - Friday 29 November, 2013

Customs have been busy this week, seizing tobacco, cocaine, cash and alcohol

Some of the seizures include 1.1 million cigarettes, 3,500 litres of spirits and 49 pellets of cocaine.

# customs - Monday 18 November, 2013

Fuel laundering plant with 10m litre capacity uncovered in rural Waterford

The operation was found near the town of Portlaw, some 19km west of Waterford City, earlier today.

# customs - Friday 11 October, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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