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Friday 22 September 2017

Cash and cigarettes seized in garda and revenue operations

Gardai and revenue have seized significant amounts of cash and illegal cigarettes in two separate operations.
Gardai and revenue have seized significant amounts of cash and illegal cigarettes in two separate operations.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Gardai and revenue have seized significant amounts of cash and illegal cigarettes in two separate operations.

In Dublin some €120,000 cash was seized from during searches in the west of the city as part of investigations tackling serious crime.

Detector dog Alfie who assisted with the seizure of cigarettes in Rosslare by revenue on January 12 2017
Detector dog Alfie who assisted with the seizure of cigarettes in Rosslare by revenue on January 12 2017

One man, aged in his 30s, was arrested on suspicion of money laundering and was detained at at Kilmainham Garda Station according to gardai.

Meanwhile, in Rosslare on Thursday Revenue officers, assisted by a member of the canine support unit, Detector Dog Alfie, seized around 60,000 illegal cigarettes.

Cigarettes seized in Rosslare by revenue on January 12
Cigarettes seized in Rosslare by revenue on January 12

The cigarettes, which were concealed in metal containers, had a retail value of over €32,500 according to customs.

They were discovered when two cars were searched after disembarking a ferry from Cherbourg.

One man, a Lithuanian national resident in Ireland, was questioned and his vehicle was seized a spokeswoman for revenue said.

A file is now being prepared for the DPP.

Cash seized as part of ongoing investigations following searches in Islandbridge and Ballyfermot
Cash seized as part of ongoing investigations following searches in Islandbridge and Ballyfermot

"If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes or tobacco, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295," the spokeswoman added.

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