Revenue seizes tobacco products and a car in Co. Wexford

Today (15/03/2019), Revenue officers seized over 7,800 unstamped cigarettes, 20kgs tobacco and a car when they carried out a search, under warrant, of a private residence in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

The seized cigarettes, branded ‘Excellence’ and Winston’ and tobacco, branded
‘Amber Leaf’ and ‘Virginia’, have a combined retail value of over €16,500,
representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of almost €13,500. A Lithuanian
man in his forties was questioned by Revenue officers and investigations are
ongoing with a view to a prosecution.

These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the shadow
economy and the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products. If you know
someone is evading tax or involved in smuggling, report it. Contact Revenue’s
Confidential Freephone 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 15/03/2019]