Revenue seize contraband worth almost €675,000 in Dublin

Revenue seize contraband worth almost €675,000 in Dublin

On Monday, (12/02/2024), as a result of risk profiling and with the assistance of detector dogs Guss and Milo, Revenue officers examining parcels at a premises in Dublin seized 24kg of herbal cannabis and 10kg of cannabis resin, with a combined estimated value of €540,000.

The consignments originated in Spain and were destined for addresses in Dublin and Monaghan.

Separately, on Tuesday (13/02/2024), as a result of an intelligence-led operation, Revenue officers seized over 159,000 cigarettes at a premises in Dublin.

The illicit cigarettes, branded ‘Dunhill’, have an estimated retail value of over €133,500, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €105,000.

Investigations into the above seizures are ongoing.

These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity. If businesses, or members of the public, have any information they can contact Revenue in confidence on 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 15/02/2024]

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