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Drugs seized at Shannon

ON Wednesday as a result of routine operations, Revenue officers seized two packages containing Kratom at Shannon Airport. The first package contained over 0.5kg of the controlled drug in loose powder form and had an estimated value of €10,400. The package originated in Austria and was destined for an address in Tipperary. The second package contained two 1kg vacuum packed blocks of Kratom and had an estimated value of €40,600. The package originated in Luxembourg and was destined for an address in Mayo. Investigations are ongoing. These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting the illegal importation of drugs. If businesses, or members of the public, have any information, they can contact Revenue on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

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Drugs seizure at Shannon Airport

ON Tuesday of this week, as a result of routine operations, Revenue officers at Shannon Airport seized 4kgs of Kratom worth almost €81,000. The consignment originated from Luxembourg and was destined for an address in Mayo. Also on Tuesday, Revenue officers seized over 2kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €44,000 in Shannon Airport. The illegal drugs were discovered in four different packages in a freight consignment that originated in Milan, Italy. All packages were destined for an address in Galway. The seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting the illegal importation of drugs 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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Revenue seize €44,000 of herbal cannabis at Shannon Airport

ON Tuesday, as a result of routine operations, Revenue officers seized over two kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €44,000 in Shannon Airport. The illegal drugs were discovered in four different packages in a freight consignment that originated in Milan, Italy. All packages were destined for an address in Galway. Investigations are ongoing. These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

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Lahinch green fee revenue down €2m

Having taken a €0.5million hit last year to stage the Irish Open, Lahinch Golf Club is now preparing for a loss of over €2 million in green fee business this season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With international travel grounded, particularly from the States which would be a strong market for Lahinch, the grim financial outlook on green fee revenue was outlined to members in the past week by club chairman, Martin O’Sullivan who also emphasised that sales at the golf shop will also be severely impacted. “Green fee income has been severely affected by the pandemic. Projected green fee revenue from guests of members and possibly some visitors later in the year has been reduced by €2.4million to just over €100,000. “The reduction on visitor numbers will also have a direct impact on golf shop sales which has been reduced by 85% (€825,000),” he cautioned. Mr O’Sullivan said the club does not expect any overseas visitors before mid-August as …

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Drugs seizure at Shannon Airport

As a result of routine operations, Revenue officers in Shannon and Cork airports seized seven separate packages containing the controlled drug Kratom, worth a total estimated value of €66,000. Some €41,000 of the total was seized at Shannon. The drugs were in powder and capsule form and were destined for Clare, Cork and Galway. Kratom comes from a tropic tree, grown in South East Asia. At low doses it has cocaine-like stimulant effects, but at higher doses it can have sedative-narcotic effects.  It is either chewed, smoked or made into a tea and long term effects of its use can include psychosis. The controlled drugs were in powder and capsule form and were destined for addresses in Clare, Cork and Galway. Investigations are ongoing. These routine operations are 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 …

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Pandemic unemployment payments issued to over 500,000

LAST Friday, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection issued payments to 507,000 people in respect of their application for the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment. These payments are in addition to the 207,000 people on the Live Register on April 3 and approximately 39,000 employers have now registered with the Revenue Commissioners for the Temporary Covid-19 Wage Subsidy scheme. All Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment payments issued on Friday will be in recipients’ bank accounts or at their local post office from tomorrow, Tuesday April 7.  The level of payments reflects the unprecedented demand for the Department’s income supports since Friday March 13. In total, since launching on March 16 and excluding duplicate claims, the Department processed applications from 583,000 people for the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment or a jobseeker’s payment.  To date, approx.19,000 people have asked to close their Pandemic Unemployment Payment. Taking account of the claims that have now been closed the Department has issued payments to 90% of people who made claims. However, approximately …

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Drugs to value of €21,000 seized in Shannon

REVENUE officers seized just over a kilogram of herbal cannabis, following a search, under warrant, of a premises in Shannon on Monday. The illegal drugs, with an estimated street value of €21,000, were discovered as a result of an intelligence led, joint operation conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service, members of the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the Clare Garda Drugs Unit. A 24 year old man was arrested at the scene and is currently being detained in Shannon Garda Station under section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. Investigations are ongoing. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or illegal sale of tobacco products or drugs, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free-phone number 1800 295 295.

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Revenue seizes herbal cannabis at Shannon Airport

Last Friday during routine operations, Revenue officers at Shannon Airport seized 4.5kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €90,000. The drugs were found concealed in a parcel labelled as ‘clothing’, which had originated from Spain. The illegal drugs were destined for an address in County Carlow. Investigations are ongoing. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding drug smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

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