Revenue seize tobacco worth €1.3 million at Dublin Port

Revenue seize tobacco worth €1.3 million at Dublin Port

Yesterday (04 October 2022), as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers seized 1.8 tonnes of ‘roll your own’ tobacco at Dublin Port, with an estimated retail value of €1.3 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €990,000.

The illicit tobacco, branded ‘Flandria’ and bearing a Lithuanian tax stamp, was discovered when officers searched a consignment that arrived into Dublin Port from the Netherlands.

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 04/10/2022]

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