Revenue seize 13.3 million cigarettes at Dublin Port

Today (06/03/2024), as a result of risk profiling and with the assistance of detector dog Milo, Revenue officers seized 13.3 million cigarettes at Dublin Port. The smuggled cigarettes of various brands, including ‘Marlboro Slims’, ‘Marlboro Gold’ and ‘L&M Red’, were discovered when Revenue officers examined an unaccompanied trailer arriving from Zeebrugge, Belgium.

The illicit cigarettes have an estimated value of over €11 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €8.9 million. Investigations are ongoing.

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

[ENDS 06/03/2024]