Some Polish Gangs have been Making massive Monies here in our EU fellow State, the Irish Republic, for Years?

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€181,000 in cash discovered in Polish freight vehicle heading off from Rosslare

6th June 2021


Almost €181,000 in cash was discovered in a Polish freight vehicle which was heading to Spain through Rosslare Europort.a dog sitting on a table© Provided by Extra.ie

Revenue officers found the cash in the freight vehicle registered in Poland, which was set to travel from Rosslare to Bilbao on Saturday.

The money was found with the assistance of Revenue dog Gus and the use of a mobile x-ray scanner at the port.Almost €181,000 in cash was discovered in a Polish freight vehicle which was heading to Spain through Rosslare Europort. Pic: Revenue© Provided by Extra.ie Almost €181,000 in cash was discovered in a Polish freight vehicle which was heading to Spain through Rosslare Europort. Pic: Revenue

A Polish man, who is aged in his 20s, was arrested by Gardai following the discovery of the money.

Following the discovery of the cash, Revenue obtained a three-month cash detention order during a sitting of Gorey District Court.

Revenue said that the money is believed to be the proceeds of, or intended for use in, criminal activity.a brown and white dog on a leash: The money was found with the assistance of Revenue dog Gus and the use of a mobile x-ray scanner at the port. Pic: Revenue© Provided by Extra.ie The money was found with the assistance of Revenue dog Gus and the use of a mobile x-ray scanner at the port. Pic: Revenue

A Revenue spokesperson said: ‘Yesterday, Revenue officers were granted a three month cash detention order by Judge Kevin Staunton at a special sitting of Gorey District Court.

‘This followed the seizure of almost €181,000 in cash earlier yesterday morning at Rosslare Europort. The cash was discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched a Polish registered freight vehicle, intending to board a ferry to Bilbao, Spain.

‘The search, carried out with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner and Detector Dog Gus, led to the discovery of the cash.a sign in front of a brick wall: Revenue officers found the cash in the freight vehicle registered in Poland, which was set to travel from Rosslare to Bilbao on Saturday. Pic: Shutterstock© Provided by Extra.ie Revenue officers found the cash in the freight vehicle registered in Poland, which was set to travel from Rosslare to Bilbao on Saturday. Pic: Shutterstock

‘The cash is suspected to be the proceeds of, or intended for use in, criminal activity and was seized by Revenue in accordance with proceeds of crime legislation.

‘A man in his twenties, originally from Poland, was arrested by An Garda Síochána and investigations are ongoing.

‘This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity. If businesses, or members of the public have any information, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.’

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