By Dan Walsh
Revenue Commissioners officers were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge John Cheatle at Gorey District Court yesterday (Thursday).
This followed the seizure of €19,000 cash on Wednesday, June 16th 2021 at Rosslare Europort. The cash was discovered when, as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers stopped and searched a car intending to board a ferry to Bilbao, Spain.
The cash is suspected to be the proceeds of, or intended for use in, criminal activity and was seized by Revenue in accordance with proceeds of crime legislation. A man originally from Romania but now living in Ireland was questioned.
These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.