Revenue seize cigarettes at Dublin Port and drugs in Athlone

Last Friday (03/06/2022), as a result of routine profiling, and with the assistance of detector dog Waffle, Revenue officers seized 80,000 cigarettes at Dublin Port. 

The seized cigarettes which were branded ‘Marlboro Gold’ and were detected in a consignment originating in Poland, had a retail value of €60,000, representing a potential loss to the exchequer of approximately €47,100.

On Wednesday (01/06/2022), as part of routine operations, Revenue officers examining parcels at a premises in Athlone seized over 2kgs of illegal drugs, including herbal cannabis and cannabis resin. 

The illegal drugs, with a combined estimated value of over €40,000, were discovered concealed in a parcel that originated in Italy and was destined for an address in Dublin. 

Investigations are ongoing in both cases.

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

[Ends: 03/06/2022]