Revenue seize 864,000 cigarettes at Dublin Port

Revenue seize 864,000 cigarettes at Dublin Port

Yesterday (07/09/2021), as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers at Dublin Port seized 864,000 cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €613,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €483,000.

The illegal cigarettes, branded ‘Marvel’, were discovered on board a vessel that had arrived into Ireland from Rotterdam.

The search, which was carried out with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner, led to the discovery of the cigarettes concealed within the load which was manifested as railway sleepers. Investigations are ongoing.

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

[ENDS 07/09/2021]

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