Revenue seize cigarettes in Dublin and alcohol at Rosslare Europort
Yesterday (19 October 2022), as a result of an intelligence led operation, Revenue officers seized over 81,000 cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €64,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €50,000.
The illegal cigarettes, branded ‘Marlboro Gold’ and ‘L&M’, were discovered in two air cargo consignments declared as ‘air beds’, that had arrived at Dublin Airport from Germany and in a vehicle that was subsequently searched in North County Dublin.
A man in his 30s was questioned.
Separately, last Friday (14 October 2022), as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers seized approximately 23,600 litres of beer at Rosslare Europort following the search of an unaccompanied trailer that had arrived on a ferry from Dunkirk, France.
The smuggled alcohol had an estimated retail value of more than €94,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €44,000.
Investigations into these seizures are ongoing.
These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and smuggling. 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.