Cash, car and cigarettes seized by Revenue officers in Cork

Two men and a woman questioned following seizure

Revenue officers have seized cash  in Cork. File photograph via Garda Press Office.

Revenue officers have seized cash in Cork. File photograph via Garda Press Office.

 

Three people have been questioned after Revenue officers in Cork city seized cash, cigarettes and a car.

In an intelligence-led operation officers seized a total of €15,015 in cash, suspected to be the proceeds of or intended for use in criminal activity.

A 2011 Skoda Octavia car and 8,200 unstamped cigarettes were also seized.

Revenue said the cigarettes represent an estimated loss of to the exchequer of €3,900.

Detector dogs Harvey and Marley were both deployed in the operation, during which the cash and cigarettes were found concealed in furniture and elsewhere at a number of premises on the north side of Cork.

Revenue officers questioned an Irish man in his 60s, a Moroccan man in his 30s and a Ukrainian woman in her 50s.

Files are being prepared with a view to prosecution.