Revenue seize 6.3 million cigarettes at Dublin Port

Revenue seize 6.3 million cigarettes at Dublin Port

Today (06/10/2023), as a result of risk profiling and with the assistance of detector dog Waffle and Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner, Revenue officers seized 6.3 million cigarettes at Dublin Port. The illicit cigarettes, branded ‘Kingdom Light’, ‘Kingdom Black’ and ‘Williams’, have an estimated value of almost €5,022,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of almost  €3,932,000.

The discovery was made when an unaccompanied trailer which had arrived into Dublin Port from Rotterdam, was stopped and searched. 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 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 06/10/2023]

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