Revenue seizes contraband alcohol and tobacco products at Dublin Airport and Port

In routine operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal alcohol and tobacco products in the shadow economy, Revenue officers at Dublin Port and Airport seized over 29,000 smuggled cigarettes, 4 kilos of tobacco and 155 litres of alcohol, in recent days. The total value of the seized product was over €19,000 representing a potential loss to the exchequer of more than €15,000.

On Saturday and Sunday (26 and 27/08/2017) Revenue officers at Dublin Airport seized more than 28,000 contraband cigarettes carried by passengers arriving from Dubai and Moldova. At Dublin Port yesterday morning, (28/08/2017), a van arriving from France was found to be carrying the contraband alcohol, tobacco and 1,600 cigarettes. Two Polish men were questioned. 

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal alcohol or tobacco products, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.

[Ends 29/08/2017]