20 September 2008

€ 440,000 seized at Rosslare Port

€ 440,000 in cash has been found hidden in the door panels of a car at Rosslare Europort (photo) in Co. Wexford. According to Customs officials the find is being linked to drug smuggling.

Two men were in the car when it was stopped yesterday by officers of the Revenue & Customs Service before it was about to be driven on to a ferry destined for France.

Customs officers at Rosslare said their initial investigation indicates that the money was intended for the importation of a large consignment of drugs.

The two men in the car were released after their identity was established.

Officers later applied for and were granted a three-month detention order under the Proceeds of Crime Act by Judge Gerard Furlong at Gorey District Court, in order to carry out further investigations.

This find brings the amount of money seized by Customs officers under the Proceeds of Crime Act (enacted 12 years ago) to almost € 3 million.

Finance Minister Brian Lenihan, who is currently scraping the bottom of every government barrel for extra cash, will be delighted.

The Emerald Islander

2 comments:

Md Nasirul said...

Rosslare,
The Expanse system is comprised of several units, the main unit, the EXP-10...

rockhsahoo said...

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