Revenue seize 1 million cigarettes in North County Dublin

Yesterday (30/11/2023), as part of an intelligence-led operation,  Revenue officers seized over 1 million cigarettes following the search of a commercial premises under warrant in North County Dublin.  The seizure was made with the assistance of detector dog Milo and with the support of members of An Garda Síochána. 

The illicit cigarettes were of various brands including  ‘Richmond’,’ Marlboro Gold’ and ‘Mayfair’, and had an estimated value of over €894,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €704,000.

A man in his 70s was questioned and investigations are ongoing.

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

[ENDS 01/12/2023)