Revenue seize tobacco worth over €700,000 at Dublin Port

Yesterday (11/8/2021), as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers seized over 1,120 kgs of ‘roll your own’ tobacco at Dublin Port. The smuggled tobacco, branded ‘Flandria’, has an estimated retail value of over €700,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €560,000.

The tobacco was discovered when officers searched a container that had arrived into Dublin Port on a vessel from Rotterdam. The search, which was carried out with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner, led to the discovery of the tobacco concealed within the load that was manifested as ‘potatoes’.  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 12/08/2021]