Revenue seize cash at Dublin Airport

Revenue seize cash at Dublin Airport

Earlier today (05/01/2021), at Dublin District Court, Revenue officers were granted a three month cash detention order by Judge Brian Smyth.

This followed the seizure yesterday (04/01/2021), of €9,285 at Dublin Airport, when as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers stopped a man prior to boarding a flight to Istanbul, Turkey.

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.

An Irish national was questioned in relation to the seizure and investigations are ongoing. This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity.

If businesses, or members of the public have any information, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

[Ends 05/01/2021]

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