Revenue seizures at Dublin and Shannon Airports
On 9 June 2020, as a result of routine operations, Revenue officers at Shannon Airport seized 4kgs of Kratom worth almost €81,000. The consignment originated from Luxembourg and was destined for an address in Mayo.
Investigations are ongoing in this case.
Also, Revenue officers have recently made drug and cash seizures at Dublin Airport.
On 8 June 2020, Revenue officers with the assistance of detector dog Blue seized four packages containing over 2.2kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €45,200. The illegal drugs arrived from Italy and were destined for an address in Kilkenny.
On 6 June 2020, at Dublin District Court, Revenue officers were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge Dermot Simms in relation to the seizure of €4,870 at Dublin Airport on Friday 5 June 2020. Following routine profiling, Revenue officers stopped and searched an Irish man in his twenties travelling to Amsterdam and seized the cash suspecting it to be the proceeds of, or intended for use in, criminal activity.
On 2 June 2020, Revenue officers, with the assistance of detector dog Luca, seized 455 grams of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of over €9,000. The illegal drugs originated in the USA and were destined for an address in Ballyboden, Dublin.
These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing work targeting the illegal importation of drugs 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.