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Gardaí and Customs find €9.8m concealed in furniture in Dublin Port search operation
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Gardaí and Customs find €9.8m concealed in furniture in Dublin Port search operation

Updated Thu 12:23 PM 30,189 Views 0 Comments

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
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Retailers say spike in seized tobacco hints at 'large-scale' cigarette factories in Ireland

Aug 31st 2021, 3:13 PM 15,326 Views 28 Comments

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
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Revenue seizes 7.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €5m

Aug 5th 2021, 5:27 PM 16,564 Views 28 Comments

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
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Gardaí seize estimated €35 million worth of cocaine disguised as charcoal

Jul 14th 2021, 12:56 PM 56,442 Views 65 Comments

Criminals were attempting to smuggle half a tonne of cocaine into Ireland.

8.4 million cigarettes, hidden behind frozen chicken, seized at Dublin Port
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8.4 million cigarettes, hidden behind frozen chicken, seized at Dublin Port

May 6th 2020, 10:57 PM 21,618 Views 32 Comments

The smuggled cigarettes have an estimated value of over €4.1 million.

Nine million cigarettes marked as frozen food seized at Dublin Port
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Nine million cigarettes marked as frozen food seized at Dublin Port

May 5th 2020, 10:35 PM 18,881 Views 14 Comments

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
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'A no-man's land scenario': The ideas sent in from the public to avoid a hard Irish border

Jan 12th 2020, 7:30 AM 19,573 Views 8 Comments

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
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Gardaí probe Bulgarian smuggling routes after CAB raids in Monaghan

Nov 8th 2019, 6:10 AM 23,607 Views 18 Comments

Yesterday’s searches were carried on foot of district court warrants.

All 39 victims from the Essex lorry tragedy have now been identified
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All 39 victims from the Essex lorry tragedy have now been identified

Nov 7th 2019, 9:10 PM 13,145 Views 0 Comments

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
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Irishman in his 50s arrested after 15 males found in back of a lorry in Wiltshire

Updated Nov 7th 2019, 2:00 PM 72,121 Views 63 Comments

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
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US woman accused of trying to smuggle 6-day-old baby in bag out of Philippines airport

Sep 6th 2019, 7:10 AM 32,843 Views 0 Comments

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
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Calls for investigation as gardaí alerted to alleged smuggling at Baldonnel Airfield

Jul 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 61,964 Views 55 Comments

Sinn Féín’s defence spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh told TheJournal.ie 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
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Indonesian Island could be closed to prevent Komodo dragon smuggling

Apr 4th 2019, 7:28 AM 16,317 Views 25 Comments

Mass tourism is affecting the island which is home to some 2,300 giant, carnivorous dragons.

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UK committee warned by NI business panel why Brexit is a problem - using cheese as an example

Oct 24th 2018, 6:35 PM 22,823 Views 26 Comments

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
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Revenue seizes 24,000 litres of beer at Dublin Port

Sep 6th 2018, 7:57 PM 27,231 Views 30 Comments

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
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Aer Lingus worker who helped smuggle illegal immigrants into the country jailed for four years

Mar 23rd 2018, 4:48 PM 15,037 Views 21 Comments

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
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Two women arrested after Revenue seizes 46,000 cigarettes and €44,000 cash

Feb 12th 2018, 9:45 PM 24,963 Views 29 Comments

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
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Dublin Airport people-smuggling operation described as 'Mickey Mouse' enterprise by accused

Feb 6th 2018, 1:52 PM 14,703 Views 0 Comments

Frederick Cham (63) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to five charges.

Photos: Seven puppies rescued after being smuggled from Ireland into Wales
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Photos: Seven puppies rescued after being smuggled from Ireland into Wales

Nov 29th 2017, 3:02 PM 18,652 Views 18 Comments

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
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Irish man from 'Rathkeale Rovers' smuggling gang jailed in Miami for trafficking a rhino horn

Nov 15th 2017, 8:59 AM 22,717 Views 24 Comments

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
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Man caught at Sri Lankan airport with a kilogramme of gold hidden in his rectum

Sep 26th 2017, 8:41 AM 33,859 Views 46 Comments

The man is reportedly a courier for an organised smuggling ring.

Californian man accused of smuggling 3 king cobras in crisp cans
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Californian man accused of smuggling 3 king cobras in crisp cans

Jul 26th 2017, 10:50 PM 12,955 Views 10 Comments

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
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X-ray scanner used again as Revenue seizes cigarettes worth €3.5 million at Dublin Port

Jul 13th 2017, 5:07 PM 10,248 Views 49 Comments

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
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Baseball star admits eating fake passport as he was smuggled into the US

Mar 2nd 2017, 5:51 PM 5,496 Views 1 Comment

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
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Two Aer Lingus staff among three arrested at Dublin Airport over alleged people smuggling

Jan 23rd 2017, 1:00 PM 55,064 Views 58 Comments

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
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Corkman facing 12 years in Philippines jail says drugs were planted on him in airport

Oct 3rd 2016, 6:00 AM 42,266 Views 39 Comments

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
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Gardaí rescue 14 puppies from boot of car at Dublin Port

Aug 3rd 2016, 6:35 PM 19,717 Views 51 Comments

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
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Cigarettes and booze seized ahead of busy black market Christmas

Nov 30th 2015, 5:16 PM 16,301 Views 23 Comments

The contraband was found on a Romanian bus.

Man 'risked his life' by swallowing cannabis pellets to get money for his sick mum
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Man 'risked his life' by swallowing cannabis pellets to get money for his sick mum

Oct 6th 2015, 8:30 PM 15,756 Views 39 Comments

The Spanish national swallowed 107 pellets. He was jailed for 18 months.

Man (91) charged with smuggling cocaine disguised as soap
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Man (91) charged with smuggling cocaine disguised as soap

Aug 11th 2015, 8:38 AM 23,884 Views 42 Comments

He alleges he was taken advantage of.

Irishman arrested for attempting to smuggle 10kg of gold bars
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Irishman arrested for attempting to smuggle 10kg of gold bars

Jul 15th 2015, 10:44 AM 17,255 Views 21 Comments

Customs said the man landed from Dubai on an Emirates flight.

Setback for Cork family trying to free brother from 12-year sentence in the Philippines
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Setback for Cork family trying to free brother from 12-year sentence in the Philippines

May 27th 2015, 7:00 PM 27,634 Views 56 Comments

The family of Eánna Ó Cochláin says the drugs were planted on him.

Drug smuggler involved in €400m cocaine haul off Cork coast appeals conviction
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Drug smuggler involved in €400m cocaine haul off Cork coast appeals conviction

May 11th 2015, 3:47 PM 14,966 Views 0 Comments

Christopher Wiggins maintains the boat ‘Dances with Waves’ was not in Irish territorial waters.

Gardaí 'hold no intelligence' of Provo involvement in fuel smuggling
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Gardaí 'hold no intelligence' of Provo involvement in fuel smuggling

Feb 23rd 2015, 4:30 PM 16,221 Views 133 Comments

Minister Charlie Flanagan says criminals are being pursued.

Man arrested at Chinese border with 94 iPhones strapped to his body
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Man arrested at Chinese border with 94 iPhones strapped to his body

Jan 13th 2015, 11:30 AM 2,993 Views 4 Comments

But his plan was foolproof! Foolproof, we tell you!

Two convicted IRA bombers arrested in Spain for smuggling alcohol and tobacco
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Two convicted IRA bombers arrested in Spain for smuggling alcohol and tobacco

Jan 5th 2015, 3:43 PM 15,491 Views 0 Comments

Leonard Hardy and his wife Donna Maria Elizabeth Hardy were convicted of a 1989 bombing of a British army barracks in Germany.

Revenue stop 130,000 cigarettes marked "school goods" from hitting the market
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Revenue stop 130,000 cigarettes marked "school goods" from hitting the market

Dec 8th 2014, 10:14 AM 6,836 Views 17 Comments

The cargo has a street value of around €68,300.

Boat carrying loads and loads* of hash sinks to the bottom of the sea
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Boat carrying loads and loads* of hash sinks to the bottom of the sea

Nov 28th 2014, 9:16 PM 19,979 Views 28 Comments

To be precise – 13.4 tonnes of soggy, soggy hash.

600,000 dodgy Marlboro cigarettes found hidden under flip-flops
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600,000 dodgy Marlboro cigarettes found hidden under flip-flops

Nov 28th 2014, 2:18 PM 9,041 Views 13 Comments

They were hidden in a crate of “safety footwear.”

Kildare man's privacy was not violated when he signed for cocaine addressed to fake diplomat
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Kildare man's privacy was not violated when he signed for cocaine addressed to fake diplomat

Oct 29th 2014, 6:00 PM 26,674 Views 0 Comments

The package was sent to “Tony Tuto, Honorary Consul of the Republic of South Africa”.

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