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Illegal tobacco seizures and fines drop 84 per cent
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Illegal tobacco seizures and fines drop 84 per cent

Sep 15th 2013, 1:27 PM 5,440 Views 14 Comments

15 million cigarettes have been seized in the first half of this year, compared with 95 million last year.

Five arrested and €316,000 of herbal cannabis seized by Revenue
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Five arrested and €316,000 of herbal cannabis seized by Revenue

Aug 8th 2013, 7:30 PM 6,216 Views 40 Comments

Over 16 kilogrammes of cannabis was seized in two separate operations in Limerick and Rosslare today.

€1.4 million worth of cannabis seized in Carlow
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€1.4 million worth of cannabis seized in Carlow

Aug 7th 2013, 8:06 PM 9,150 Views 53 Comments

A man in his 40s is being questioned.

Cannabis pellets worth €10,000 ingested by man are "recovered" in Cork
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Cannabis pellets worth €10,000 ingested by man are "recovered" in Cork

Aug 4th 2013, 5:58 PM 10,248 Views 40 Comments

The Spanish national arrived on a flight into Cork Airport yesterday.

17,800 cigarettes and €50,000 worth of cannabis seized at Irish airports yesterday
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17,800 cigarettes and €50,000 worth of cannabis seized at Irish airports yesterday

Jul 24th 2013, 5:46 PM 5,429 Views 0 Comments

A Moldovan national was also sentenced to three months in prison for evasion of duty on cigarettes.

Cocaine from Dominican Republic and cigarettes from Moldova seized
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Cocaine from Dominican Republic and cigarettes from Moldova seized

Jul 13th 2013, 4:22 PM 6,526 Views 28 Comments

Revenue’s Customs Service carried out two operations at the airport in the last 24 hours.

Customs seize counterfeit spirits in Dundalk
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Customs seize counterfeit spirits in Dundalk

Jul 12th 2013, 6:36 PM 5,518 Views 24 Comments

Officers from Revenue’s Customs Service valued the haul at €2,625 with a potential loss to the Exchequer of €2,200.

Man arrested after being found with .5kg of cocaine
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Man arrested after being found with .5kg of cocaine

Jul 9th 2013, 2:11 PM 9,250 Views 21 Comments

The 54-year-old was arrested in Cork on Monday following an intelligence-led investigation.

Customs seize €48k in cash from passenger at Cork Airport
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Customs seize €48k in cash from passenger at Cork Airport

Jul 6th 2013, 2:03 PM 11,596 Views 39 Comments

The money was found in the carry-on luggage of a passenger attempting to fly to Amsterdam.

€20,000 in cash hidden in couple's clothes seized at Knock Airport
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€20,000 in cash hidden in couple's clothes seized at Knock Airport

Jun 28th 2013, 1:32 PM 25,158 Views 65 Comments

Officers from Revenue’s customs service now have a three month detention order in respect of the money.

Holly the Revenue's dog sniffs out thousands in cash at Dublin Port
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Holly the Revenue's dog sniffs out thousands in cash at Dublin Port

Jun 25th 2013, 5:52 PM 8,992 Views 20 Comments

Revenue were granted an order to keep the cash for three months in order to investigate further.

Roll-your-own tobacco imported from China seized in north Dublin
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Roll-your-own tobacco imported from China seized in north Dublin

Jun 20th 2013, 3:41 PM 8,369 Views 23 Comments

The tobacco was being packaged in well-known roll-your-own branding in what Revenue has described as a ‘cottage industry’.

PICS: Revenue seizes €100,000 of tobacco purporting to be Chinese tea
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PICS: Revenue seizes €100,000 of tobacco purporting to be Chinese tea

Jun 7th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,045 Views 12 Comments

The tobacco was discovered when customs officers intercepted a van at a location in Dublin on Wednesday.

Over 1,500 seizures of counterfeit goods have been made already this year
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Over 1,500 seizures of counterfeit goods have been made already this year

May 27th 2013, 6:45 AM 8,285 Views 33 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said there are no proposals to increase penalties for the crime.

Cigarettes, tobacco and counterfeit vodka seized in €1.5 million sting operation
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Cigarettes, tobacco and counterfeit vodka seized in €1.5 million sting operation

May 9th 2013, 7:35 PM 10,330 Views 55 Comments

Gardaí and Revenue seized more than three million cigarettes in two separate raids.

American officials in Brussels tell HQ: 'The British are watering our whiskey'
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American officials in Brussels tell HQ: 'The British are watering our whiskey'

May 5th 2013, 8:45 AM 15,299 Views 32 Comments

The things you find in Wikileaks…

Over €240,000 worth of drugs seized at Dublin Airport
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Over €240,000 worth of drugs seized at Dublin Airport

Apr 8th 2013, 5:19 PM 10,552 Views 14 Comments

In three separate seizures, large quantities of cocaine and Methamphetamine were seized and two people were arrested.

Revenue to give seized vehicles to gardaí
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Revenue to give seized vehicles to gardaí

Apr 7th 2013, 3:34 PM 24,841 Views 94 Comments

The directive was signed by the Revenue Commissioner late last month.

Ireland an 'easy target' for international smugglers
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Ireland an 'easy target' for international smugglers

Apr 1st 2013, 1:19 PM 10,455 Views 33 Comments

Of the 55 people prosecuted for smuggling offences last year, 18 had addresses outside of Ireland.

Operation against fuel laundering launched
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Operation against fuel laundering launched

Mar 13th 2013, 8:58 AM 4,751 Views 19 Comments

Nineteen searches were carried out at premises associated with a known criminal gang.

Horsemeat labelled 'beef' sent to Czech Republic from Ireland
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Horsemeat labelled 'beef' sent to Czech Republic from Ireland

Feb 22nd 2013, 5:05 PM 14,360 Views 64 Comments

Operations have been suspended at the plant, which is under investigation by the Agriculture Department’s Special Investigation Unit.

€35,000 in cash seized from men at Dublin Airport
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€35,000 in cash seized from men at Dublin Airport

Jan 25th 2013, 4:24 PM 9,779 Views 0 Comments

Separately, two Latvian men have appeared in court

Man arrested after record seizure of cocaine at Kerry airport
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Man arrested after record seizure of cocaine at Kerry airport

Jan 14th 2013, 4:11 PM 15,074 Views 61 Comments

The cocaine was found in the lining of the man’s rucksack by Revenue’s Customs Service.

ICSA calls for government action on sheep thefts
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ICSA calls for government action on sheep thefts

Nov 15th 2012, 2:40 PM 4,080 Views 20 Comments

The association said there is a need for a change in the tagging system as well as a comprehensive database like that for cattle.

Exchequer returns show €2.9 billion deficit due, in part, to payment to the ESM
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Exchequer returns show €2.9 billion deficit due, in part, to payment to the ESM

Nov 2nd 2012, 6:26 PM 8,018 Views 55 Comments

Spending at the Department of Social Protection was more than expected, whereas the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation continues to underspend.

Revenue seize over €23,000 in cash at Dublin Airport
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Revenue seize over €23,000 in cash at Dublin Airport

Oct 26th 2012, 2:16 PM 8,590 Views 34 Comments

Revenue’s sniffer dog, Carby, gave an indication and the cash was discovered concealed in a woman’s carry-on bag.

Revenue seize €40,000 in cash at Dublin Airport
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Revenue seize €40,000 in cash at Dublin Airport

Oct 18th 2012, 2:37 PM 11,121 Views 29 Comments

Two men were stopped and searched as part of an intelligence-led operation.

Illegal medicines worth €375,000 seized in Ireland as part of global operation
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Illegal medicines worth €375,000 seized in Ireland as part of global operation

Oct 4th 2012, 9:50 PM 7,661 Views 42 Comments

The seizure included more than 120,000 tablets and capsules.

Two arrested after discovery of oil laundering plants
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Two arrested after discovery of oil laundering plants

Oct 1st 2012, 8:45 PM 8,438 Views 31 Comments

The plants had a combined capacity to launder 20 million litres of fuel a year.

7.6 million contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
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7.6 million contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

Sep 24th 2012, 12:08 PM 2,828 Views 5 Comments

The cigarettes, of brands which are not otherwise sold in Ireland, were stored in a shipment described as ‘furniture’.

Nearly four million cigarettes seized by Revenue
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Nearly four million cigarettes seized by Revenue

Sep 19th 2012, 7:51 PM 5,039 Views 17 Comments

Two separate operations have yielded a seizure of nearly four million cigarettes.

Customs officers uncover oil laundering plant in Monaghan
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Customs officers uncover oil laundering plant in Monaghan

Sep 19th 2012, 2:07 PM 4,897 Views 25 Comments

Eight tonnes of toxic sludge was recovered at the plant in Clontibret, which Revenue says cost the exchequer about €1m a year.

Man caught trying to board plane with monkey in his pants
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Man caught trying to board plane with monkey in his pants

Sep 10th 2012, 1:17 PM 14,972 Views 33 Comments

Ouch.

Two Irish nationals arrested over Spanish navy drug seizure
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Two Irish nationals arrested over Spanish navy drug seizure

Aug 31st 2012, 6:15 PM 5,468 Views 12 Comments

Around 500kgs of cannabis resin were discovered on a yacht yesterday afternoon by Spanish authorities.

Men sentenced to jail for evading duty on cigarettes
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Men sentenced to jail for evading duty on cigarettes

Jul 31st 2012, 4:09 PM 4,985 Views 25 Comments

The two men appeared in court after Revenue seized 103,000 cigarettes at Rosslare Europort earlier this month.

Half a tonne of crystal meth, heroin seized in Australia
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Half a tonne of crystal meth, heroin seized in Australia

Jul 31st 2012, 9:37 AM 4,830 Views 16 Comments

Drugs worth an estimated half a billion Australian dollars were seized in Sydney.

Cannabis worth €2.6million seized in Dublin
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Cannabis worth €2.6million seized in Dublin

Jul 21st 2012, 5:11 PM 4,932 Views 26 Comments

The authorities raided an industrial premises in Ballymount and seized herbal cannabis and resin worth an estimated €2.6 million.

7 million illegal cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
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7 million illegal cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

Jul 9th 2012, 5:18 PM 3,272 Views 9 Comments

The cigarettes were found as part of a routine search of a shipment which had arrived from Belgium.

700,000 cigarettes seized by Dublin Airport customs officers
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700,000 cigarettes seized by Dublin Airport customs officers

Jun 29th 2012, 12:06 PM 3,295 Views 9 Comments

The cigarettes, which were seized in three separate operations this week, had an estimated retail value of over €315,000.

Cigarettes and ecstasy tablets seized after postal centre detection
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Cigarettes and ecstasy tablets seized after postal centre detection

May 25th 2012, 4:10 PM 2,897 Views 10 Comments

The cigarettes were detected at Portlaoise Mail Centre, leading to the discovery of 40,000 ecstasy tablets.