Revenue seize alcohol worth over €16,000 in Dublin

On Saturday (01/09/2018) Revenue officers seized over 1,000 litres of alcohol at a warehouse in Dublin 11.

The undeclared alcohol was seized as part of a joint operation involving Revenue's Customs Service, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and An Garda Síochána. The alcohol, which was a mixture of wine, brandy, beer and spirits, originated in Romania and has a total retail value of €16,500, with an estimated potential loss to the Exchequer of €8,600.

The alcohol was discovered in a van which was also seized. A man in his thirties was questioned and investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the illegal importation, supply and sale of alcohol in the shadow economy. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal alcohol, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 04/09/2018]