Thursday, 12 July 2012

Questions (67)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

66 Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Finance the amount of cash seized by the Revenue Commissioners at Dublin Airport and Dublin Port for the years 2009, 2010, 2011 and to date in 2012; the amount of same that has been returned to the Exchequer in each of these years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34235/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Finance)

I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that the following tables represent the amounts of cash seized by Revenue at Dublin Airport and Port, and the amounts of cash that have been forfeited to the Exchequer under criminal justice legislation. There can often be a significant gap between the date of seizure and the date of forfeiture as detailed investigations are required. Some €2,166,321 of the cash seized in Dublin Airport and Port is still under investigation.

Cash Seizures Table

Year

Airport

Port

Total

2009

718,348

297,245

€1,015,593

2010

832,552

68,660

901,212

2011

594,385

39,939

634,324

2012

433,325

17,559

450,884

Total

2,578,610

423,403

3,002,013

Cash Forfeitures Table

Year

Airport

Port

Total

2009

379,623

379,623

2010

1,919,665

26,775

1,946,440

2011

770,378

223,350

993,728

2012

204,995

48,000

252,995

Total

3,274,661

298,125

3,572,786