Revenue seize over 151,000 cigarettes at Dublin Port

Revenue seize over 151,000 cigarettes at Dublin Port

On Tuesday (01/08/2023), as a result of risk profiling and with the assistance of detector dog Guss, Revenue officers seized 151,400 cigarettes at Dublin Port.

The cigarettes have an estimated retail value of approximately €119,600, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €93,600.

The smuggled cigarettes, branded ‘NZ Gold’, were discovered upon the inspection of two pallets which had arrived from the Netherlands and were manifested as ‘headboards’ and ‘hall benches’. Investigations are ongoing.

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

[ENDS 04/08/2023]

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