Revenue seize contraband cigarettes, a car and cash in Cork city

Last Friday (03/11/2017), in an intelligence led operation in the Douglas area in Cork city, Revenue officers seized 6,500 unstamped 'Benson and Hedges' cigarettes, a 4x4 vehicle and €1,090. A Nigerian man in his 20s was questioned and a prosecution file is being prepared.

The value of the illegal cigarettes is €3,900 with an estimated loss to the Exchequer of €3,100.

The majority of people pay the right amount of tax and duty. If you know someone is evading tax or involved in smuggling, report it. Contact Revenue’s Confidential Freephone 1800 295 295.

[Ends 03/11/2017]