Revenue seize cash and contraband worth over €375,000 in Dublin and Kerry

Today, (16/02/2024), Revenue officers were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge Patricia Harney, at Limerick District Court. 

This followed the seizure yesterday, (15/02/2024), of €46,000 in cash during the search of a property, under warrant, in Co. Kerry. 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. 

In addition, 34,000 unstamped cigarettes and a vehicle were also recovered during this operation. The unstamped cigarettes, branded ‘L &M Red’, ‘L&M Blue’ and ‘Marlboro Gold’, have a combined retail value of over €28,800, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €22,600.

Separately this week, as part of risk profiling, Revenue officers examining parcels at a premises in Dublin seized 5.8kg of herbal cannabis and approximately 3kg of MDMA, with a combined estimated value of over €301,000.

The illicit drugs were discovered in parcels originating from the USA, Spain and Thailand, and were destined for addresses in Dublin, Kildare, Wexford and Meath.

Investigations into all 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 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 16/02/2024]