Revenue seize 120,000 cigarettes in County Meath

Yesterday (05/01/2023), as a result of an intelligence led operation, Revenue officers seized 120,000 cigarettes with an estimated retail value of almost €95,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €74,000, following the search of a commercial premises in County Meath. 

The illicit cigarettes, branded ‘NZ Gold’, were discovered in a consignment of mixed foodstuffs, that had originated in Poland. No further information available as 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 06/01/2023]


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