Revenue seize over €425,000 cash at Dublin Port

Revenue seize over €425,000 cash at Dublin Port

Yesterday (07/12/2022), at Dublin District Court, Revenue officers were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge Paula Murphy. This followed the seizure last Tuesday (06/12/2022) of over €425,000 at Dublin Port.

The cash was discovered as a result of routine profiling and with the assistance of detector dog Alfie, when a foot passenger was stopped and searched by Revenue officers before departing Dublin Port by Ferry to France. It is suspected that the cash is the proceeds of, or intended for use in, criminal activity and is detained by Revenue in accordance with proceeds of crime legislation.

A man in his 40s from Lithuania was taken by An Garda Síochána to Store Street Garda station for questioning. 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 08/12/2022]

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