Revenue seize €7,000 cash in Rosslare Europort

Last Friday night (31/01/2020), at a special sitting of Gorey District Court, Revenue officers were granted a three month Cash Detention Order by Judge Gerard Furlong. This followed the seizure of €7,000 on Thursday (30/01/2020) when, following routine profiling, Revenue officers, with the assistance of detector dog Flynn, stopped and searched a vehicle that had disembarked a ferry from Cherbourg, France.

The cash is suspected to be the proceeds of, or intended for use in, criminal activity and is detained by Revenue in accordance with proceeds of crime legislation.

A man originally from Latvia, but now living in Ireland, was questioned. Investigations are ongoing.

These routine operations are 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 03/02/2020]