By Dan Walsh
Revenue officers were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge John Cheatle at a sitting of Gorey District Court yesterday (Wednesday). This followed the seizure of €20,000 at Rosslare Europort on Monday, October 12th, when, because of routine profiling, Revenue officers stopped a vehicle that had disembarked a ferry from Cherbourg, France.
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. A man, originally from Lithuania, was questioned in relation to the seizure.
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.