Revenue seize tobacco worth over €108,000 in Co. Kildare

On Monday (17/04/2023), as part of an intelligence-led operation, Revenue officers seized 143kgs of rolling tobacco with an estimated value in excess of €108,000 during the search of a commercial premises in County Kildare. The illicit tobacco, branded ‘Golden Virginia’, represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of almost €83,000. 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 phone number 1800 295 295.

ENDS [19/04/2023]