Today (Thursday), at Gorey District Court, Revenue officers were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge Miriam Walsh. This followed the seizure of €45,635 at Rosslare Europort on Tuesday when, as a result of routine profiling, and with the assistance of detector dog Flynn, Revenue officers stopped a vehicle boarding a ferry to Cherbourg, France.
Four people, originally from Romania, were questioned in relation to the seizure and investigations are ongoing.
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.
These operations are 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.