20 October 2017
By Mary Bermingham
Revenue officers in Cork today seized cash, unstamped cigarettes, and a car, when they conducted a number of searches under warrant at premises “on the north side of Cork City”.
In an intelligence-led operation, Revenue enforcement officers seized €15,015 which is suspected to be the proceeds of, or intended for use in, criminal activity, and was seized in accordance with proceeds of crime legislation. A 2011 Skoda Octavia car, and 8,200 unstamped cigarettes representing an estimated loss of to the Exchequer of €3,900, were also seized.
Revenue detector dogs Harvey and Marley were both deployed in the operation, during which the cash and unstamped cigarettes were found concealed in furniture and elsewhere at a number of the premises. Revenue officers questioned an Irish man in his 60s, a Moroccan man in his 30s and a Ukrainian woman in her 50s and files are being prepared with a view to prosecution.