Revenue officers seize more than 2,500 cigarettes, €18,000 in cash

Man and woman arrested following separate seizures in Dublin city and airport

Revenue officers seized the unstamped cigarettes and around €5,000 in cash during a search of a house with the help of Revenue detector dog Kelly.

Revenue officers seized the unstamped cigarettes and around €5,000 in cash during a search of a house with the help of Revenue detector dog Kelly.

 

Revenue officers have seized more than 2,500 unstamped cigarettes and around €18,000 in cash in two operations this week.

Revenue officers seized the unstamped cigarettes and around €5,000 in cash during the search of a house in Dublin’s north inner city with the help of Revenue detector dog, Kelly, on Thursday.

The unstamped cigarettes, branded “Excellence”, had a retail value of more than €1,300.

A 61-year-old woman was arrested at the scene before being charged and bailed to appear in court again.

Dublin District Court granted Revenue officers a three-month cash detention order today in connection with the seizure.

On Tuesday, Revenue Officers at Dublin Airport seized more than €1,300 in cash when they stopped and searched a man in his 40s who was travelling to Milan, Italy.

The cash – composed of euros, dollars and British pound sterling – was found in the hand luggage of the Libyan national.

The officers, suspecting it to be the proceeds of crime, seized the cash and got a three-month cash detention order from Judge Bryan Smyth.