Revenue seize approximately €1,780,000 in cash at Dublin Airport

Revenue seize approximately €1,780,000 in cash at Dublin Airport

Yesterday (09/03/2023), at Dublin’s Criminal Courts of Justice, Revenue officers were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge Bryan Smyth. This follows the seizure on Wednesday (08/03/2023) of approximately €1,780,000 in cash at Dublin Airport. The cash was discovered  as a result of routine profiling when Revenue officers stopped and searched a passenger who had disembarked a flight from London Gatwick.

The cash was comprised of Euro, Sterling and US dollars in varying denominations.  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 Taiwanese national in his 50s was arrested and taken by An Garda Síochána 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 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 09/03/2023]

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