Drug Smuggling on the Irish Seas with Andrew Ryan

Events, Timetable & Speakers

Andrew Ryan Maritime Operations Manager with the Revenue Customs service will doing an interesting talk about Drug Smuggling on the Irish Seas at 12 on Sunday at the Dive Ireland International Expo.

Andrew Ryan, Maritime Operations Manager, Customs Division, Revenue Commissioners. Responsibility for the Revenue Customs Maritime Unit and Customs Cutters, the National Deep Rummage Function. This role entails the national management of frontier controls in the maritime domain both routine and intelligence led. STCW qualified Ships Master, previously a Cutter Commander.

The presentation will encompass the work of Revenue Customs at the frontier and the Customs Drugs Watch programme with a specific emphasis on the diving community. The presentation will also cover Customs role as the Receiver of Wreck, our Revenue Customs Cutters, drug smuggling, parasitic devices on vessels, risk indicators to look out for and how to report any suspicious activity to Revenue Customs.

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