Revenue seizes tobacco products worth over €14,500 in Dundalk

Today (10/11/2017), Revenue officers, supported by the Garda Armed Support Unit, seized 20,000 cigarettes, 5 kg of tobacco and the car in which they were transported, when the Peugeot car, which was travelling south on the M1 motorway in County Louth, was intercepted. The smuggled cigarettes, branded “Regina”, and the tobacco, branded “Amber Leaf”, have a combined retail value of more than €14,500, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €11,600. 

A man in his late 20s was questioned and investigations are ongoing.

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: 10/11/17