A litter of puppies has been seized by Revenue officers at Dublin Port.
Revenue said the adorable Jack Russell pups were not micro-chipped – as is legally required.
The seizure occurred yesterday afternoon after officers stopped and questioned two Irish people.
They were travelling to the UK, and did not have pet passports for the puppies.
The DSPCA has since taken the dogs into their care, and they are now receiving veterinary attention.
Puppies at Dublin Port. Image: Revenue
In a statement, Revenue said: "Revenue collaborates closely with the DSPCA and other agencies in Operation Delphin, to bring an end to the illegal trade in puppies.
"A follow-up investigation is now in progress."
Anyone with information about smuggling is encouraged to report it to Revenue's Confidential Freephone line at 1800-295-295.