Revenue seize 584,000 cigarettes in Dublin Port

Today (02/08/2019), as part of an intelligence led operation, Revenue officers seized approximately 584,000 unstamped cigarettes in Dublin Port. The cigarettes were discovered, with the assistance of the Revenue X-ray scanner, when officers stopped and searched a shipment originating from China as it arrived in Dublin Port from Rotterdam.

The illegal cigarettes, branded ‘Marlboro Gold’ and ‘MB Blue’, have a retail value of over €292,000 and represent a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €274,000. The cigarettes were found concealed in a shipment described as ‘tea tables’.

Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products in the shadow economy. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 02/08/2019]