Revenue seize 87,000 cigarettes following vehicle search

Yesterday (27/01/2020), as a result of routine operations, and following the search of a vehicle in Drumcondra, Dublin, Revenue officers seized a total of 87,000 cigarettes. The ‘Marlboro’ cigarettes bore Moldovan tax stamps and have a value of over €46,500, representing a loss to the exchequer of approximately €40,500.

Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the importation, supply and sale of illegal tobacco products in the shadow economy. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 28/01/2020]