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(File photo) Ferry at Dublin Port.
(File photo) Ferry at Dublin Port.

Irish man stopped while boarding ferry to Holyhead, €168,000 seized

A detention order for the man was granted today at the Criminal Courts of Justice.
Oct 22nd 2014, 6:07 PM 23,362 19

A MAN IN HIS 40s was stopped and questioned at Dublin Port today while he was attempting to board a ferry to Holyhead.

The Revenue Commissioners said that as a result of an intelligence-led operation, they seized €168,000 from the Irish man.

Judge Michael Walsh in the Criminal Courts of Justice granted a three month detention order so that the Revenue officers could carry out further investigations.

Cigarettes

In a separate operation today, the Revenue Customs Service seized 3,280 cigarettes and 2.6 kilogrammes of tobacco with an estimated retail value of €2,600.

The MG’s, Marlboro, 821 Red and Golden Eagle brand cigarettes and Amber Leaf and Eastenders tobacco were discovered during the course of a search at an apartment in Dublin’s north inner city.

A female was questioned regarding the cigarettes and investigations are continuing with a view to prosecution.

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