Revenue seize herbal cannabis at Shannon Airport and cash at Dublin Airport

Today (13/01/2023), as a result of routine operations, Revenue officers seized over 10.5kgs of suspected herbal cannabis with an estimated value of over €210,000 at Shannon Airport. 

The illegal drugs were discovered concealed in parcels that had arrived in air cargo consignments from the United States and were destined for addresses in Tipperary. 

Separately, yesterday (12/01/2023), at Dublin District Court, Revenue officers were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge Kevin Staunton. This followed the seizure yesterday of over €250,000 at Dublin Airport. 

The cash was discovered as a result of routine profiling when a passenger was stopped and searched before departing on a flight to Stansted. It is suspected that the cash is the proceeds of, or intended for use in, criminal activity and is detained by Revenue in accordance with proceeds of crime legislation.

A man in his 50s from Sweden was taken by An Garda Síochána to Ballymun Garda Station for questioning.  

Investigations into both seizures are ongoing.

These seizures 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 13/01/2023}