Revenue seize cigarettes and cash to the value of over €40,000 in Co. Roscommon

Yesterday, (09/05/2024), at Ballinasloe District Court, Revenue officers were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge James Faughnan. This followed the seizure, on 8 May 2024, of cash to the value of €30,000 and over 14,000 cigarettes.

The seizure was made as a result of an intelligence led operation and with the support of detector dog Toby following the search, under warrant, of three properties in Roscommon. The illicit cigarettes have an estimated retail value of over €11,800, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €9,300.

A man was questioned and 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 the confidential free phone number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 10/05/2024]