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#Customs

# customs - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'I would not be as confident as you': May and Brexiteer MP 'in row over who would win a border poll'

The Prime Minister met with Conservative MPs yesterday to discuss future customs arrangements.

# customs - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Boris Johnson calls UK's post-Brexit trade plan 'crazy'

Britain’s Foreign Secretary said “a whole new web of bureaucracy” could be created.

# customs - Monday 2 April, 2018

Lithuanian trucker refused bail after allegedly importing €1.8m worth of drugs into Dublin

Father-of-two Alvydus Simkus has an address in Limerick.

# customs - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Man arrested after cocaine, heroin and ketamine worth €2.5m seized at Dublin Port

A 55-year-old non-national male has been arrested.

# customs - 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.

# customs - Thursday 15 June, 2017

This giant x-ray machine will be scanning suspicious cargo trucks at Dublin Port

And some very clever sniffer dogs will be helping out too.

# customs - Friday 26 May, 2017

# customs - Monday 10 April, 2017

'Condoms, what are they?': Customs official describes the morning of the 1971 contraceptive train

“I was told, ‘Just stand there and look intelligent’. I hadn’t a clue what was going on.”

# customs - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Australia halts cargo of snakes, vipers and tarantulas labelled as '2 pair shoes'

Australia’s Border Force cleared things up: “Things you can post to Australia…”

# customs - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Man arrested as cannabis worth €450,000 is seized in Cork

A 50-year-old man is currently being detained at Mayfield Garda Station.

# customs - Monday 19 December, 2016

Puppies, alcohol and €9,400 in cash: Revenue involved in a number of nationwide seizures

Officers conducted a number of operations designed to clamp down on illegal activity in the run-up to Christmas.

# customs - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

52 arrested, fireworks and drugs seized, in giant public crime crackdown in Kilkenny and Carlow

It is the ninth such concentrated day of action nationwide.

# customs - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Over €4 million worth of drugs found in routine search of vehicle

The drugs were found in a vehicle that was importing plant machinery.

# customs - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Detector dog Casey helps seize 900,000 cigarettes at Dublin Port

The cigarettes were in five pallets which were consigned as ‘catering equipment’.

# customs - Friday 15 April, 2016

117 prostitutes and 100 clients found in raid of brothel linked to Hell's Angels

Police confiscated €6.4 million in cash, cars and property, including 12 apartments and other premises.

# customs - Monday 11 April, 2016

Three biscuit tins full of cocaine were found by customs at Dublin Airport

A 39-year-old woman has been arrested.

# customs - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

18 pups found in car boot at Dublin Port, one fighting for his life

The DSPCA said Ireland is the puppy farm capital of Europe.

# customs - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Large amount of cocaine intercepted at Dublin Port

A 51-year-old man has been arrested.

# customs - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

War on fake Christmas: Gardaí have found a massive counterfeit vodka plant

It follows two large scale seizures of cigarettes and alcohol at the weekend.

# customs - Friday 27 November, 2015

60,000 bottles of counterfeit perfume destined for street markets seized

The value of these goods could be in excess of €8 million.

# customs - Saturday 12 September, 2015

Why have Gardaí and Revenue still not destroyed nearly €500 million worth of drugs?

One TD has called the situation “bizarre.”

# customs - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Clever customs dog finds 8 million cigarettes hidden in window frames

The cigarettes were seized from a Latvian-registered truck at Dublin port.

# customs - Monday 24 August, 2015

This boot full of booze and smokes was seized after a car got off the boat from Wales

It was one of three seizures made in the last week.

# customs - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Heard of 'Black Mount' and 'Jim's' cigarettes? They're available on the Irish black market...

Around two thirds of black market cigarettes in Ireland are ‘illicit whites’.

# customs - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Australia tells Johnny Depp's dogs to "b***er off" or be euthanised

Depp brought them into the country without declaring them to quarantine officials.

# customs - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

X-ray scanner found cars, electronics and engines hidden in this truck

The lorry at Dublin Port was destined for West Africa.

# customs - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Customs seized 1,017 abortion pills last year

Ruth Coppinger wants the State to stop confiscating the tablets.

# customs - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

It's been a BAD week for drug smugglers...

More than €2.8 million in cocaine and ‘skunk’ cannabis has been seized across the island.

# customs - Thursday 5 February, 2015

These are just some of the 116 puppies seized at Dublin Port

The puppies are aged from as young as 5 weeks up to 8 weeks of age.

# customs - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Caught cold: 20,000 fake Frozen dolls seized in Dublin

They could hardly let THAT go…

# customs - Monday 15 December, 2014

Harvey, Frankie and Ben sniff out spirits, beer and cash in big Revenue haul

A search operation was carried out over four counties.

# customs - 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.

# customs - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

2,000 pairs of fake Nike runners seized in Cork

The runners came from China and are believed to have been destined for the Christmas market in Ireland.

# customs - Monday 1 December, 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.

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