Revenue seize almost 8 million cigarettes at Dublin Port

Yesterday (13/02/2023), as a result of routine operations, and with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner and detector dog Milo, Revenue officers seized approximately 8 million cigarettes at Dublin Port. The cigarettes have an estimated retail value of €6.32 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of almost €4.95 million.

The smuggled cigarettes, branded ‘Lambert & Butler’, were discovered in a consignment manifested as ‘food stuff’ which originated in Poland and had arrived in an unaccompanied trailer via Rotterdam.

Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and the supply of illegal tobacco products. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on the free phone number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 14/02/2023]