Revenue seizures

Yesterday (04/06/2019), Revenue officers at Dublin Port seized 1.15kg of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €23,000. The detection was made with the assistance of Revenue detector dog Robbie when officers stopped a foot passenger who was travelling from Holyhead. A male was arrested and investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.

Separately, after routine operations yesterday (04/06/2019), Revenue officers in Dublin Port also seized a 9 month old pit bull terrier cross breed puppy when they stopped and questioned a man in his fifties who was travelling to the UK. The man did not have a pet passport for the puppy as required under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013.

The puppy was transferred into the care of the DSPCA, where he is receiving veterinary attention and a follow up investigation is now underway.

Revenue collaborates closely with the DSPCA and other bodies to combat illegal puppy trading.

On Monday (03/06/2019) Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized 6kg of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €120,000.

The illegal drugs were discovered concealed in a carved wooden ornament originating from Thailand which was declared as a ‘wedding present’ and was destined for an address in Dublin.

Investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.

These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting smuggling. If you have any information about smuggling please contact Revenue’s Confidential Freephone number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 04/06/2019]