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Revenue dog Flynn assists as cash, alcohol and cigarettes seized at ports

Cash worth €17,000 and beer and cigarettes worth €2,700 were seized yesterday.

Flynn the Revenue dog.
Flynn the Revenue dog.
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A NUMBER OF seizures were made by Revenue officers at Irish ports yesterday, with a sum of cash, alcohol and cigarettes seized.

At Rosslare, officers seized €17,000 in cash after stopping and searching a van that had arrived from Cherbourg.

The cash was detected with the assistance of Revenue detector Flynn.

Two men – aged in their 50s and 30s – were questioned and the cash was seized under suspicion it was the proceeds of, or intended for use in, criminal activity.

At a special sitting of Gorey District Court, Judge Haughton granted a three-month detention order to allow for further investigation.

Separately, at Dublin Port yesterday evening, Revenue seized 132 litres of beer and 4,320 cigarettes branded Winston, L&M and NZGold from two vans that had travelled from Holyhead in Wales.

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08-06-16 - DubPort Source: Revenue

The smuggled products were worth around €2,700 and represented a potential loss to the Exchequer of €2,000.

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