Revenue seize 9.2 million cigarettes at Dublin Port

Last Friday (22/10/2021), as a result of routine profiling, and with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile X-ray scanner and detector dog Kelly, Revenue officers seized 9.2 million cigarettes at Dublin Port.

The consignment of illegal cigarettes branded ‘Kingdom’, originated in Bulgaria and had an estimated retail value of €6.9 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €5.4 million. Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is 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.

[ENDS 22/10/2021]