Revenue seize alcohol worth €510,000 at Dublin Port

Yesterday (12/05/2020), as a result of routine operations, Revenue officers at Dublin Port seized over 13,500 litres of ‘Krackoff’ vodka. The smuggled alcohol has an estimated retail value of €510,000, representing a loss to the exchequer of €326,781. Revenue officers made the discovery when they searched an unaccompanied trailer that originated from Belgium.

Investigations are ongoing.

Since 1 January 2020, over 265,000 litres of alcohol with a retail value in excess of €1,000,000 has been seized in Dublin Port.

These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal alcohol in the shadow economy. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal alcohol, they can contact Revenue in confidence on our confidential line 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 13/05/2020]