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Ireland’s borders are very much open for trade and tourism. But Ireland’s unique geographical location between Europe and North America also makes it a magnet for gangs of organised smugglers attempting to move drugs, money, guns, cars, tobacco, fuel, and even exotic animals between continents and across the border into the UK.

With millions of people, together with thousands of tonnes of cargo, arriving on its shores from locations all around the world, it’s the role of Ireland’s customs authorities to keep control. Protecting the country’s 3000 km of rugged coastline, as well as helping to police the border with Northern Ireland is a constant struggle, and in this series we’ll see how customs and other forces work together, with the help of ace-sniffer dog Stella, to keep the country safe.

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Series 1, Episode 19

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Customs tackle a family of cigarette smugglers, Officer Gary grills a passenger whose flight pattern raises a red flag and Dog Handler Denny faces an irate Dutch Granny in Rosslare…

Series 1, Episode 19

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Customs tackle a family of cigarette smugglers, Officer Gary grills a passenger whose flight pattern raises a red flag and Dog Handler Denny faces an irate Dutch Granny in Rosslare…

Series 1, Episode 20

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A lorry driver arrives armed for his own protection, a diamondback rattlesnake makes a surprise appearance and we go behind the secret doors of the State Warehouse where seized…

Series 1, Episode 3

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In the Port of Cork a sniffer dog gets a whiff of hash in a white van. Meanwhile, in Shannon Airport a couple protest at seeing their excess cigarettes and alcohol being seized.

Series 1, Episode 20

BBC Knowledge

A lorry driver arrives armed for his own protection, a diamondback rattlesnake makes a surprise appearance and we go behind the secret doors of the State Warehouse where seized…

Series 1, Episode 3

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In the Port of Cork a sniffer dog gets a whiff of hash in a white van. Meanwhile, in Shannon Airport a couple protest at seeing their excess cigarettes and alcohol being seized.

Series 1, Episode 16

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Ollie the dog discovers drugs in the post office, Ken uncovers three million illegal cigarettes in Dublin Port and Bruce faces off with a passenger whose bags are reading for high levels…

Series 1, Episode 16

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Ollie the dog discovers drugs in the post office, Ken uncovers three million illegal cigarettes in Dublin Port and Bruce faces off with a passenger whose bags are reading for high levels…

Series 1, Episode 4

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The officers of the Irish Custom Teams are confronted with tobacco smugglers and Ollie the drug detection dog is on the case in Shannon Airport.

Series 1, Episode 4

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The officers of the Irish Custom Teams are confronted with tobacco smugglers and Ollie the drug detection dog is on the case in Shannon Airport.

Series 1, Episode 17

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Strange liquid in a bag could pose both a safety and security risk in Dublin Airport and we join the maritime customs team as they patrol Ireland's coastline.

Series 1, Episode 17

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Strange liquid in a bag could pose both a safety and security risk in Dublin Airport and we join the maritime customs team as they patrol Ireland's coastline.

Series 1, Episode 5

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We are on the front line with the Irish Customs as they tackle guns sent through the post, unexplained cash, and possibly the biggest drugs seizure of the year.

Series 1, Episode 5

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We are on the front line with the Irish Customs as they tackle guns sent through the post, unexplained cash, and possibly the biggest drugs seizure of the year.

Series 1, Episode 1

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Following the work of Ireland's border force officers as they fight to stop gangs of organised smugglers from bringing drugs, money, guns, cars and even exotic animals into the country…

Series 1, Episode 18

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The Customs team uncover drugs hidden in unusual places, a traveling menagerie and ecstasy in a makeup bag.

Series 1, Episode 1

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Following the work of Ireland's border force officers as they fight to stop gangs of organised smugglers from bringing drugs, money, guns, cars and even exotic animals into the country…

Series 1, Episode 18

BBC Knowledge

The Customs team uncover drugs hidden in unusual places, a traveling menagerie and ecstasy in a makeup bag.

Series 1, Episode 2

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In Dublin Port a suspect container labelled ''mattress filling'' needs to be searched as Customs Officer Ken White believes it may contain drugs.

Series 1, Episode 2

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In Dublin Port a suspect container labelled ''mattress filling'' needs to be searched as Customs Officer Ken White believes it may contain drugs.

Series 1, Episode 3

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In the Port of Cork a sniffer dog gets a whiff of hash in a white van. Meanwhile, in Shannon Airport a couple protest at seeing their excess cigarettes and alcohol being seized.

Series 1, Episode 3

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In the Port of Cork a sniffer dog gets a whiff of hash in a white van. Meanwhile, in Shannon Airport a couple protest at seeing their excess cigarettes and alcohol being seized.

Series 1, Episode 4

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The officers of the Irish Custom Teams are confronted with tobacco smugglers and Ollie the drug detection dog is on the case in Shannon Airport.