Revenue seize over 10 million cigarettes at Dublin Port

Yesterday (11/03/2020), as a result of an intelligence led operation, Revenue officers seized 10.4 million cigarettes that arrived into Dublin Port aboard a vessel from Rotterdam. The smuggled cigarettes were discovered, with the assistance of detector dog Kelly, in a shipping container that was declared as transporting ‘drainage pipes’.

The ‘illicit white’ cigarettes, branded ‘Business Kings’, have an estimated value of over €6 million, representing a loss to the exchequer of €5.1 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 12/03/2020]