Revenue officers were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge John Cheatle at Wexford District Court this morning (Friday).
This followed the seizure yesterday (Wednesday) of almost €427,500 at Rosslare Europort when, because of routine profiling and with the assistance of detector dog Flynn, Revenue officers stopped a UK registered vehicle boarding a ferry to Bilbao, Spain.
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 in his thirties, originally from Poland, 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.