Cash, cigarettes and car seized by Revenue officers in Cork

Detector dogs Harvey and Marley were both used in the operation

Cash, cigarettes and car seized by Revenue officers in Cork

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Revenue officers in Cork have seized cash, unstamped cigarettes and a car.

The discoveries were made when they conducted a number of searches under warrant at premises on the north side of the city.

In an intelligence-led operation officers seized €15,015, suspected to be the proceeds of or intended for use in criminal activity.

This was seized in accordance with proceeds of crime legislation.

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A 2011 Skoda Octavia car and 8,200 unstamped cigarettes were also seized.

Revenue say the cigarettes represent an estimated loss of to the exchequer of €3,900.

Detector dogs Harvey and Marley were both deployed in the operation, during which the cash and cigarettes were found concealed in furniture and elsewhere at a number of the premises.

Detector dogs Marley (top) and Harvey (below) | Images: Revenue 

Revenue officers questioned an Irish man aged in his 60s, a Moroccan man in his 30s and a Ukrainian woman in her 50s.

Files are being prepared with a view to prosecution.