Revenue seize drugs and cash at Dublin Airport

On Wednesday (30/03/2022), as a result routine profiling, Revenue officers examining parcels at a warehouse facility at Dublin Airport seized a total of over 6.9kgs of herbal cannabis in two separate operations.

The seized drugs have a combined estimated value of €139,000 and were discovered concealed in air cargo consignments identified as ‘car seat covers’. The consignments had arrived into Ireland from the United States and were destined for delivery to addresses in Counties Dublin and Kildare.

Separately on Tuesday (29/03/2022), at Dublin District Court, Revenue officers were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge Paula Murphy. This followed the seizure the previous day of €15,000 at Dublin Airport. The cash was discovered when, as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers stopped and searched a passenger prior to boarding a flight to Alicante, Spain.

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.

Investigations into these seizures are ongoing.

These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the importation, sale and supply of illegal drugs and the shadow economy. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 01/04/2022]