Revenue seize 460,000 cigarettes at Dublin Port
Today (5/10/2021), Revenue officers seized 300,000 cigarettes branded ‘Minsk’, with an estimated retail value of €210,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €167,000.
This follows a separate seizure yesterday (4/10/2021) of 160,000 cigarettes branded ‘NZ Gold’, with an estimated retail value of more than €113,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €89,000.
These operations were carried out as a result of routine profiling. In both instances the illegal cigarettes were discovered, with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner, concealed in containers that had arrived into Dublin Port from Rotterdam.
Investigations are ongoing.
These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.