Pooch Power As Bill & Meg Sniff Out Contraband

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Revenue have seized cannabis worth over €1.3m at Dublin Port. The drugs were found concealed in a consignment of goods which had arrived from Spain. 68 kilos were found using Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner with the assistance of Meg.

Meg

The drugs were found concealed in a consignment of goods which had arrived into Dublin Port originating in Spain.

Separately, yesterday in an intelligence-led operation, Revenue officers seized approximately 12,000 unstamped cigarettes, with the assistance of Gardaí and Revenue detector dog Bill.

Bill

The illegal tobacco products, branded ‘Excellence’ and ‘NZ’, were uncovered during a search carried out, under warrant, of two residential properties in the Dundalk area.

The retail value of the contraband is over €8,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €6,500. A woman in her twenties and a man in his forties were interviewed and a file is being prepared with a view to prosecution.

These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs and the sale and supply of cigarettes and tobacco products in the shadow economy.

If businesses or members of the public have any information about smuggling or the sale of illegal tobacco products, they can contact Revenue on Confidential phone number 1800 295 295.