Revenue seize tobacco worth over €7.7 Million at Dublin Port

Yesterday (6/7/2021), as a result of routine profiling and with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile X-ray scanner and detector dog Waffle, Revenue officers seized over 12.5 tonnes of ‘roll your own’ tobacco at Dublin Port.

The consignment of smuggled tobacco branded ‘The Turner Original’, ‘EastEnders’, ‘Henley’ and ‘Flandria’, originated in Bulgaria and had an estimated retail value of over €7.7 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €6.3 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 smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 07/07/2021]