Revenue seize over 2 million cigarettes worth over €1 million in Dublin Port

On Monday (04/03/19), as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers seized 2.3 million smuggled cigarettes that had arrived into Dublin Port in a container from Rotterdam.

The seized cigarettes, which originated in Belarus, have a retail value of over €1.2 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €1 million. 

Investigations are ongoing.

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

[ENDS 07/03/2019]