Revenue seize alcohol worth over €106,000 at Dublin Port
Yesterday (05/09/2018), Revenue officers seized over 24,000 litres of beer following routine profiling at Dublin Port.
Officers discovered the smuggled alcohol when they stopped and searched a foreign registered truck that had disembarked a ferry from Liverpool. The driver, a male UK national in his fifties, was questioned and both the trailer and the smuggled beer were seized. The beer has a retail value of over €106,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €57,500. Investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.
This seizure is part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal alcohol in the shadow economy. Since the start of 2018, Revenue officers at Dublin Port have made over 420 seizures of consignments of smuggled alcohol.
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 Confidential phone number 1800 295 295.