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Sunday 3 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Smuggling

This year
Fishing boat owners turning to work with drug trafficking gangs to deal with financial pressures
A report by
Niall O'Connor
Recently The Journal travelled to Lisbon to examine its drugs policy and met with the head of a European-funded agency combating drug smuggling.
Man jailed for three years for attempting to smuggle people into Ireland via Dublin Airport
The man was paid up to €1,000 for each person he successfully smuggled in.
Last year
Man arrested after PSNI seize 57 puppies, three dogs and a cat in Belfast
Police believe the animals were smuggled into Northern Ireland from the Republic and were destined to be sold in England and Scotland.
Migrants recount their journeys to US following Texas truck deaths
53 migrants died this week after the trailer they were in was abandoned in Texas.
Dublin man jailed for 18 months after €112,000 found in hidden compartment in his taxi
Kelly had been acting as a courier for €112,000.
EU says criminals have been trying to smuggle drugs and weapons into single market via the North
An official outlined details of attempts to smuggle drugs, weapons and high-end electrical products into the bloc.
British man sentenced to 15 years in prison in Iraq for smuggling artifacts
Iraq has also been trying to recover antiquities that were looted over a period of decades.
Herbal cannabis valued at €400,000 seized in drug smuggling probe
The seizure took place yesteday.
All time
Revenue has seized cannabis, alcohol and cigarettes worth more than €183,000
The cannabis was disguised in packaging as coffee, clothing and custom decals.
Gardaí and Customs find €9.8m concealed in furniture in Dublin Port search operation
Two separate search operations, one in Dublin Port and the other in Drogheda, have seen an estimated €10m of drugs seized.
Retailers say spike in seized tobacco hints at 'large-scale' cigarette factories in Ireland
Revenue has announced four major seizures of loose raw tobacco with an estimated retail value of €8.1m.
Revenue seizes 7.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €5m
The cigarettes were discovered inside a container using Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner.
Gardaí seize estimated €35 million worth of cocaine disguised as charcoal
Criminals were attempting to smuggle half a tonne of cocaine into Ireland.
8.4 million cigarettes, hidden behind frozen chicken, seized at Dublin Port
The smuggled cigarettes have an estimated value of over €4.1 million.
Nine million cigarettes marked as frozen food seized at Dublin Port
The smuggled cigarettes were discovered in a refrigerated shipping container, declared as transporting frozen food.
'A no-man's land scenario': The ideas sent in from the public to avoid a hard Irish border
One person suggested that they should “erect poles at every road crossing the border between Northern Ireland and the South”.
Gardaí probe Bulgarian smuggling routes after CAB raids in Monaghan
Yesterday’s searches were carried on foot of district court warrants.
All 39 victims from the Essex lorry tragedy have now been identified
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
A Cork-based company confirmed their vehicle was seized in the incident.
US woman accused of trying to smuggle 6-day-old baby in bag out of Philippines airport
The woman, 42-year-old Jennifer Talbot, had no valid custody documents for the child.
Calls for investigation as gardaí alerted to alleged smuggling at Baldonnel Airfield
Sinn Féín’s defence spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh told that he will be raising this issue with the Taoiseach as a matter of urgency.
Indonesian Island could be closed to prevent Komodo dragon smuggling
Mass tourism is affecting the island which is home to some 2,300 giant, carnivorous dragons.
UK committee warned by NI business panel why Brexit is a problem - using cheese as an example
If there’s a no deal, the price of beef will go up 37%, cheese by 43%, and tomatoes by 8%, the committee heard.
Revenue seizes 24,000 litres of beer at Dublin Port
The driver, a man in his 50s from the UK, was questioned about the smuggled alcohol.
Aer Lingus worker who helped smuggle illegal immigrants into the country jailed for four years
Peter Kernan had pleaded guilty to four counts of facilitating the entry of an illegal immigrant into the State.
Two women arrested after Revenue seizes 46,000 cigarettes and €44,000 cash
The cash and cigarettes were seized in three separate incidents in Dublin Airport.
Dublin Airport people-smuggling operation described as 'Mickey Mouse' enterprise by accused
Frederick Cham (63) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to five charges.
Photos: Seven puppies rescued after being smuggled from Ireland into Wales
The puppies were found in the boot of a car.
Irish man from 'Rathkeale Rovers' smuggling gang jailed in Miami for trafficking a rhino horn
Michael Hegarty was arrested in Belgium following an international arrest warrant.
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.
Californian man accused of smuggling 3 king cobras in crisp cans
There were also three albino Chinese soft-shelled turtles in the package, US authorities said.
X-ray scanner used again as Revenue seizes cigarettes worth €3.5 million at Dublin Port
Revenue has seized almost 15 million cigarettes that had been smuggled into Ireland in the last two weeks.
Baseball star admits eating fake passport as he was smuggled into the US
Jose Abreu was the subject of an intense bidding war in the MLB in 2013.
Two Aer Lingus staff among three arrested at Dublin Airport over alleged people smuggling
The arrests are connected to a garda investigation into suspected facilitation of illegal immigrants.
Corkman facing 12 years in Philippines jail says drugs were planted on him in airport
Éanna Ó Cochláin and his family say they have received no support from Irish authorities.
Gardaí rescue 14 puppies from boot of car at Dublin Port
The pups were set to be smuggled out of the country without pet passports or valid travel documents.
Cigarettes and booze seized ahead of busy black market Christmas
The contraband was found on a Romanian bus.
Man 'risked his life' by swallowing cannabis pellets to get money for his sick mum
The Spanish national swallowed 107 pellets. He was jailed for 18 months.
Man (91) charged with smuggling cocaine disguised as soap
He alleges he was taken advantage of.
Irishman arrested for attempting to smuggle 10kg of gold bars
Customs said the man landed from Dubai on an Emirates flight.