Revenue seize cigarettes, tobacco and cash in Dublin

Revenue seize cigarettes, tobacco and cash in Dublin

Yesterday (11/05/2022), as part of an intelligence led operation and with the assistance of detector dog Bill, Revenue officers seized over 44,500 cigarettes, 2.75 kgs of tobacco and €76,200 in cash. The seizures were made following the search, under warrant, of a commercial premises in the Dublin 24 area.

The seized cigarettes and tobacco, of various brands, had a retail value of more than €35,300, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €27,800.

Today (12/05/2022), Revenue officers were granted a 3-month cash detention order in respect of the cash seized by Judge Paula Murphy at the Criminal Courts of Justice, Dublin. 

A man in his 60s was questioned and investigations are ongoing.

These seizures are 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 12/05/2022]

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