Revenue seize over 64,000 cigarettes in West Dublin

On Tuesday (15/01/2019), as part of routine operations, Revenue officers from Dublin Port seized 64,100 smuggled cigarettes. The unstamped cigarettes, which originated in Moldova, were discovered in separate packages destined for an address in West Dublin.

The cigarettes, branded ‘Marlboro’, have a retail value of over €31,300, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €26,800. A Moldovan man and woman, both in their thirties, were questioned and investigations are continuing with a view to prosecution.

The majority of people pay the right amount of tax and duty. If businesses or members of the public have any information about smuggling or the sale of illegal tobacco products, they can contact Revenue on Confidential phone number 1800 295 295.