Flynn helps sniff out €17,000 in cash

Wexford People - - NEWS -

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.

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