Revenue seize 10.4 million cigarettes in Co. Monaghan

On Friday (09/06/2023), as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers seized 10.4 million cigarettes in Co. Monaghan.

The cigarettes, branded ‘Gold Mount’, have an estimated value of almost €8.2 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €6.4 million.

Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting smuggling, shadow economy activity 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 12/06/2023]