Revenue seizes herbal cannabis and cigarettes in Dublin Port
Yesterday (20/12/2018), during routine operations, Revenue officers at Dublin Port seized 11kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €220,000, with the assistance of detector dog James. The drugs were found concealed in a consignment said to contain “flat pack tables”, which had arrived into Dublin Port. Investigations are ongoing.
Separately yesterday (20/12/2018), during a joint operation targeting the illicit tobacco trade in the Moore Street area, Revenue officers seized 11,600 unstamped cigarettes and 5kgs of unstamped tobacco. The contraband tobacco products were seized after searches, under warrant, at a number of premises in the Dublin 1 and Dublin 7 areas, by Revenue’s Customs Service and An Garda Síochána. The seized tobacco products have a total retail value of over €6,500, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €5,300. The cigarettes are branded ‘Excellence’ ‘Business Royals’ and ‘Richman’, while the tobacco is branded ‘Amber Leaf’ and ‘Flandria’. A number of individuals were questioned by Revenue officers and investigations are continuing with a view to prosecution.
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.