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Dublin: 4 °C Wednesday 13 November, 2019

#Customs

From TheJournal.ie 'It takes two to tango': UK and EU officials to resume Brexit talks in Brussels Brexit

'It takes two to tango': UK and EU officials to resume Brexit talks in Brussels

There are doubts about the feasibility of a British proposal to track goods as they move through Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Brexit Godfather' Johnson accused of deliberately putting forward a Brexit deal the EU will reject No Deal

'Brexit Godfather' Johnson accused of deliberately putting forward a Brexit deal the EU will reject

The British Prime Minister is today expected to again stress that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October, one way or another.

From TheJournal.ie Dried bat, horse's tail and 37 crocodile teeth - the strange items people try to smuggle into Ireland Seized

Dried bat, horse's tail and 37 crocodile teeth - the strange items people try to smuggle into Ireland

The contraband originated in countries including Cameroon, Indonesia, India and Japan.

From TheJournal.ie Six Cocker Spaniel puppies seized by DSPCA and Revenue at Dublin Port last night Puppies

Six Cocker Spaniel puppies seized by DSPCA and Revenue at Dublin Port last night

The puppies were found concealed among furniture in a van.

From TheJournal.ie Britain steps up border security with 500 new officers ahead of likely no-deal Brexit Front Line

Britain steps up border security with 500 new officers ahead of likely no-deal Brexit

The UK government has allocated £2.1 billion in funding to speed up the process.

From TheJournal.ie Salamanders and toad illegally posted to Ireland from Spain Exotic Animals

Salamanders and toad illegally posted to Ireland from Spain

The ISPCA has called for tougher regulations around the selling of exotic animals as pets.

From TheJournal.ie UK govt: Tariffs 'will not apply' to goods crossing border from Ireland in no-deal scenario Now What

UK govt: Tariffs 'will not apply' to goods crossing border from Ireland in no-deal scenario

Border inspection posts would be needed to inspect animal products coming from outside the EU.

From TheJournal.ie Foxhound and 3 lurchers seized at Dublin Port Revenue

Foxhound and 3 lurchers seized at Dublin Port

The four dogs were not microchipped and did not have the proper documentation.

From TheJournal.ie Contingency plans for a no-deal 'hard Brexit' scenario approved by ministers Down To The Wire

Contingency plans for a no-deal 'hard Brexit' scenario approved by ministers

3,000 job applications for 600 customs positions have been received.

From TheJournal.ie Heroin worth over €2 million seized at Dublin Airport Drugs Seizure

Heroin worth over €2 million seized at Dublin Airport

The 15kg of heroin was discovered in a woman’s luggage.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Port is already scaling up its operations to prepare for a hard Brexit

Dublin Port is already scaling up its operations to prepare for a hard Brexit

As the Brexit backstop will not apply to Ireland’s ports, work is underway to add new custom checks and new infrastructure.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland and US agree to share travel information of convicted child sex offenders Child Safety

Ireland and US agree to share travel information of convicted child sex offenders

The Cabinet approved the sharing of travel information of child sex offenders from the US to Ireland and vice versa.

From TheJournal.ie 'I would not be as confident as you': May and Brexiteer MP 'in row over who would win a border poll' Northern Ireland

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson calls UK's post-Brexit trade plan 'crazy' Customs Union

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Lithuanian trucker refused bail after allegedly importing €1.8m worth of drugs into Dublin Dublin Port

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after cocaine, heroin and ketamine worth €2.5m seized at Dublin Port Drugs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man caught at Sri Lankan airport with a kilogramme of gold hidden in his rectum Colombo

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.

From TheJournal.ie This giant x-ray machine will be scanning suspicious cargo trucks at Dublin Port Nothing To Declare

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.

From TheJournal.ie A delivery of wicker boxes and a chair bound for Dublin and Galway was hiding weed worth €150k Cannabis Herb
From TheJournal.ie 'Condoms, what are they?': Customs official describes the morning of the 1971 contraceptive train Connolly Station

'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.”

From TheJournal.ie Australia halts cargo of snakes, vipers and tarantulas labelled as '2 pair shoes' Snakes On A Plane

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…”

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested as cannabis worth €450,000 is seized in Cork Glanmire

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Puppies, alcohol and €9,400 in cash: Revenue involved in a number of nationwide seizures Crackdown

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.

From TheJournal.ie 52 arrested, fireworks and drugs seized, in giant public crime crackdown in Kilkenny and Carlow Operation Thor

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.

From TheJournal.ie Over €4 million worth of drugs found in routine search of vehicle Customs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Detector dog Casey helps seize 900,000 cigarettes at Dublin Port Top Dog

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 117 prostitutes and 100 clients found in raid of brothel linked to Hell's Angels Berlin

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.

From TheJournal.ie Three biscuit tins full of cocaine were found by customs at Dublin Airport White Christmas

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

A 39-year-old woman has been arrested.

From TheJournal.ie 18 pups found in car boot at Dublin Port, one fighting for his life Illegal Trade

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.

From TheJournal.ie Large amount of cocaine intercepted at Dublin Port White Christmas

Large amount of cocaine intercepted at Dublin Port

A 51-year-old man has been arrested.

From TheJournal.ie War on fake Christmas: Gardaí have found a massive counterfeit vodka plant Liquid Danger

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.

From TheJournal.ie 60,000 bottles of counterfeit perfume destined for street markets seized Customs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Why have Gardaí and Revenue still not destroyed nearly €500 million worth of drugs? Big Bust

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

One TD has called the situation “bizarre.”

From TheJournal.ie Clever customs dog finds 8 million cigarettes hidden in window frames Good Boy

Clever customs dog finds 8 million cigarettes hidden in window frames

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

From TheJournal.ie This boot full of booze and smokes was seized after a car got off the boat from Wales Yoink

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.

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

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’.

From TheJournal.ie Australia tells Johnny Depp's dogs to "b***er off" or be euthanised War On Terrier

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.

From TheJournal.ie X-ray scanner found cars, electronics and engines hidden in this truck Not So Fast

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

The lorry at Dublin Port was destined for West Africa.

From TheJournal.ie Customs seized 1,017 abortion pills last year Pro-Choice

Customs seized 1,017 abortion pills last year

Ruth Coppinger wants the State to stop confiscating the tablets.

From TheJournal.ie It's been a BAD week for drug smugglers... Drugs Are Bad

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.

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