Flynn helps sniff out €17,000 in cash
REVENUE OFFICERS seized €17,000 in cash at Rosslare Europort last week when they stopped a van that had arrived on a ferry from Cherbourg.
A spokesperson for the Revenue Commissioners told this newspaper that the van was stopped on Friday, June 8, and a search was carried out based on ‘routine profiling’. The cash was detected with the assistance of Revenue Detector Dog, Flynn. The driver and passenger in the vehicle, a man in his 50s and another male in his 30s, were questioned and the Revenue Officers seized the cash suspecting it to be the proceeds of, or intended for use in, criminal activity.
Later that same evening the Revenue Officers were successful in an application to Judge Gerard Haughton for a three-month detention order to enable them to continue with their investigations into the matter.
The order was made at a special sitting of Gorey District Court.
Customs dog Flynn at Rosslare Europort.