13,000 litres of wine seized at Rosslare

By Dan Walsh Revenue officers seized approximately 13,000 litres of wine at Rosslare Europort yesterday (Wednesday) following the search of a French registered truck that had disembarked a ferry from Cherbourg, France. The smuggled alcohol, had an estimated retail value of more than €158,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €84,000.  InvestigationContinue reading “13,000 litres of wine seized at Rosslare”

200,000 cigarettes seized at Rosslare Europort

By Dan Walsh Revenue officers at Rosslare Europort seized approximately 200,000 cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €150,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of almost €118,000, as a result of routine profiling yesterday (Wednesday). The illegal cigarettes, branded ‘Dunhill’, were discovered with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner when Revenue officersContinue reading “200,000 cigarettes seized at Rosslare Europort”

€1.5m drugs seized at Rosslare Europort

Revenue officers seized approximately 77kgs of herbal cannabis at Rosslare Europort yesterday (Monday) as a result of routine profiling and with the assistance of An Garda Síochána. The drugs, with an estimated value of more than €1.5 million, were discovered when Revenue officers searched an unaccompanied trailer that had arrived on a ferry from Cherbourg,Continue reading “€1.5m drugs seized at Rosslare Europort”

Man arrested after €1.3m drugs seized

By Dan Walsh A man has been arrested after heroin and cocaine, with an estimated street value of €1.3 million were seized at Rosslare Europort this morning. Revenue officers stopped and searched an unaccompanied trailer after it arrived on a ferry from Dunkirk in France. The search was carried out as a result of routineContinue reading “Man arrested after €1.3m drugs seized”

€2.8m worth of drugs discovered at Rosslare Europort

By Dan Walsh Almost 140 kilogrammes of cannabis with an estimated value of €2.8 million were seized at Rosslare Europort yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene and taken to Wexford Garda Station. The drugs were discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched a Spanish registered articulated lorry andContinue reading “€2.8m worth of drugs discovered at Rosslare Europort”

960,000 cigarettes seized at Rosslare Europort

By Dan Walsh Revenue officers seized 960,000 cigarettes at Rosslare Europort yesterday (Monday). The illegal cigarettes were discovered with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner, when Revenue officers stopped and searched an unaccompanied trailer that had disembarked a ferry from Bilboa, Spain.  The cigarettes branded ‘Benson & Hedges Silver’ and ‘Lambert & Butler’, haveContinue reading “960,000 cigarettes seized at Rosslare Europort”

Cannabis and cocaine seized in Gorey

By Dan Walsh Revenue officers seized almost 6kgs of herbal cannabis and a small quantity of cocaine with a combined estimated value of €129,000, following a search, under warrant, of a premises in Gorey today (Tuesday). A man in his 40s and a woman in her 50s, were arrested by An Garda Síochána in connectionContinue reading “Cannabis and cocaine seized in Gorey”

Smuggled alcohol seized at Europort

By Dan Walsh Revenue officers seized over 2,800 litres of various types of alcohol at Rosslare Europort over the weekend. The smuggled alcohol, which included Wine, Limoncello and Sambuca, has a combined retail value of approximately €24,300, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €15,600. The alcohol was discovered following the search ofContinue reading “Smuggled alcohol seized at Europort”

4.3m cigarettes seized at Rosslare Europort

Revenue officers seized 4.3 million cigarettes at Rosslare Europort last Saturday. The cigarettes branded ‘Marine Blue’ and ‘Marine Green’ have an estimated retail value of €3.2 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €2.5 million. The illegal cigarettes were discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched a Dutch registered truck thatContinue reading “4.3m cigarettes seized at Rosslare Europort”

Illegal parcels destined for Wexford addresses

By Dan Walsh Revenue officers examining parcels at two premises in Dublin seized illegal drugs worth over €330,000 including 15.5kgs of herbal cannabis and 5,528 Zopiclone tablets as well as small quantities of CMC crystals, hash cakes, butane honey oil, cannabis resin, cannabis oil and LSD tablets. The illegal drugs were discovered with the assistanceContinue reading “Illegal parcels destined for Wexford addresses”