Revenue seize alcohol worth over €165,000 at Dublin Port

Following routine operations yesterday (26/09/2018), Revenue officers at Dublin Port seized over 25,700 litres of beer with a retail value of over €165,000.

Officers discovered the smuggled alcohol when they stopped and searched a foreign-registered truck that had disembarked a ferry from Holyhead. The driver, a man in his twenties, was questioned and both the trailer and the smuggled beer were seized.

The seized alcohol represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €65,800. Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal 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 our confidential line 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 27/09/2018]