Revenue seize cash, cigarettes and tobacco in Dublin

Revenue seize cash, cigarettes and tobacco in Dublin

Yesterday (05/09/2022), as part of an intelligence led operation, Revenue officers with the assistance of detector dog Bill and supported by An Garda Síochána, seized approximately 141kgs of ‘roll your own’ tobacco, over 74,000 cigarettes and cash totalling €68,000, following the search under warrant of two residential premises in the Dublin 7 area.

The cigarettes and tobacco seized, of various brands, had a retail value of more than €155,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €121,000.

A man in his 50s was questioned and investigations are ongoing.

Today (06/09/2022), Revenue officers were granted a 3-month cash detention order in respect of the cash seized by Judge Brian Smyth at the Criminal Courts of Justice, Dublin.

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 06/09/2022]

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