Late yesterday evening, at a special sitting of Gorey District Court, Revenue officers were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge Gerard Furlong. This followed the seizure on Wednesday of over €280,000 in cash when Revenue officers, as a result of routine profiling, searched an unaccompanied freight trailer at Rosslare Europort. The search, with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner and detector dog Flynn, led to the discovery of cash in the floor of the freight trailer.
The cash is suspected to be the proceeds of, or intended for use in, criminal activity and is detained by Revenue in accordance with proceeds of crime legislation. Investigations are ongoing.