Revenue seize 5.8 million cigarettes at Dublin Port

On Tuesday (26/03/2024), as a result of risk profiling, Revenue officers seized approximately 5.8 million cigarettes with an estimated value of over €4.8 million at Dublin Port.

The illicit cigarettes, branded ‘Richmond Blue’, ‘Lambert & Butler Original Blue’ and ‘Lambert & Butler Original Silver’, were discovered in a trailer which had arrived from Zeebrugge, Belgium and represent a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €3,823,000.

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 28/03/2024]