Revenue seize 2.4 million cigarettes in Wexford

Revenue seize 2.4 million cigarettes in Wexford

Yesterday, (19/03/2024), as part of an intelligence-led operation, Revenue Officers seized 2.4 million cigarettes in Wexford. The cigarettes, branded ‘Richmond’, have a retail value of approximately €2,010,000, representing a potential loss to the exchequer of more than €1,582,000.

This seizure was made as a result of a joint operation conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service and An Garda Síochána.

A man in his 40s was arrested and subsequently charged, before being detained overnight at a Garda station in Wexford. He is due before the courts this morning.

Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting the sale and supply of illegal cigarettes and tobacco in the shadow economy. If businesses or members of the public have any information, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 20/03/2024]

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