Revenue seize over 10,000 cigarettes in Cork Port

Today (19/11/2018), Revenue officers seized approximately 10,600 cigarettes during a search of a Liberian registered cargo vessel in Cork Port. The cigarettes, branded ‘L&M Red', 'Winston Blue' and 'Rothmans’ have an estimated retail value of over €6,700, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €4,400.

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

[ENDS 19/11/2018]