Revenue seize drugs, cigarettes and cash at Dublin Airport

Yesterday (16/12/2019), as a result of routine operations, Revenue officers at Dublin Airport seized 4kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €80,000. With the assistance of Revenue detector dog Blue, officers also discovered and seized 310g of cocaine with an estimated street value of €21,700. Both drugs were concealed in parcels which originated in South Africa and were destined for an address in Dublin.

On Saturday (14/12/2019), at the Criminal Courts of Justice, Revenue Officers were granted a 3-month cash detention order by Judge Michael Coghlan. This followed two cash seizures at Dublin Airport in denominations of Euro, US Dollars and Sterling to the value of €10,000.

Additionally, over last weekend (ending 15/12/2019), as a result of both routine and intelligence led operations, Revenue officers at Dublin Airport, seized over 74,000 cigarettes of various brands including ‘Winston’, ‘L&M’ and ‘Marlboro’ and over 6.5kg of tobacco. The illegal tobacco products had a combined estimated retail value of €53,885 and a loss to the exchequer of €42,632.

Investigations are ongoing in relation to all seizures.

These 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 17/12/2019]