STAND-OFF AS CUSTOMS CRACK DOWN ON UK-REGISTERED CARS

first_imgTHERE was a stand-off in Co Donegal this evening as Customs officers investigated an English-registered car.Two Revenue officials in an unmarked vehicle detained the red Audi at Dooballagh on the N13 between Ballybofey and Letterkenny.Gardai were called to the scene as conversations continued with the owner of the car. It’s the latest incident in the past fortnight as Customs officers crack down on people in the county driving cars from the North and Britain which haven’t been registered here in the Republic.More and  more multi-agency checkpoints have been established in Inishowen, Fanad and east Donegal in recent weeks.We understand Customs are acting on tip-offs from the general public as well as intelligence from undercover operations where night-time surveillance of motorist’s homes has been taking place.At the scene of this evening’s incident, an eye-witness told donegaldaily.com: “The driver of the Audi was sitting in the car and two Customs officers were standing in front of it, with their car in front of that.” It’s not clear whether or not the driver is local or from the North/Britain – or from Co Donegal and living in the UK.If a car is being driven illegally, motorists can have their vehicle seized and can face a fine if found guilty of avoiding VRT in court.However several European challenged to the Irish Government’s implementation of VRT has led to several cases being dismissed.© 2012 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySTAND-OFF AS CUSTOMS CRACK DOWN ON UK-REGISTERED CARS was last modified: March 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:STAND-OFF AS CUSTOMS CRACK DOWN ON UK-REGISTERED CARSlast_img

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