Revenue seizes cigarettes, alcohol and tobacco in Dublin
In a routine operation yesterday (12/09/2017), Revenue officers at Dublin Port seized 184 litres of alcohol, 2kg of tobacco and 3,700 cigarettes when they stopped and searched a van that disembarked a ferry from Liverpool. The contraband products were found concealed within different parts of the van which was driven by a Latvian man in his forties.
In a separate operation on Sunday (10/09/17), Revenue officers at Dublin Airport seized 8,000 ‘Marlboro’ branded cigarettes when they stopped and searched a passenger who had arrived from Chisinau, Moldova. Yesterday (11/09/17), the 25 year old Romanian man appeared before Judge Brian O'Shea in the District Court, where he was remanded in custody to appear again on Friday (15/09/17).
The combined value of the seized products is over €9,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €6,500.
These seizures are part of Revenue's on going operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal cigarettes and alcohol in the shadow economy. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes, tobacco or alcohol, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.