Revenue seize cigarettes and tobacco worth €3.8 million in Dublin Port

Today (09/06/2020), as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers seized 3.5 million cigarettes and 3.9 tonnes of processed tobacco in Dublin Port. The cigarettes, branded ‘Richmond’, were labelled as ‘engineering components’ and the ‘Old H’ branded tobacco was labelled as ‘confectionery’.

Both shipments originated in Germany and have a combined retail value of €3.8 million, representing a loss to the Exchequer of €3.25 million.

Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 09/06/2020]