Revenue seize cash and alcohol in Galway City

Today (28/11/2019), at Clifden District Court, Revenue officers were granted a three month cash detention order by Judge John King. This followed the seizure yesterday (27/11/2019) of almost €11,800 following a search, under warrant, of a residential property in Galway City.

During the course of the operation, Revenue officers also seized 809 litres of alcohol as no proof of duty paid could be provided. The alcohol has an estimated retail value of almost €3,500 representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €1,600.

A woman in her thirties and a man in his sixties were questioned.

Investigations are ongoing.

This intelligence led operation was carried out with the assistance of An Garda Síochána and is part of Revenue's ongoing work targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity. If businesses, or members of the public have any information, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 28/11/2019]