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