Revenue seize cigarettes at Dublin Port and herbal cannabis at Dublin Airport

Today (30/09/2022), as a result of routine profiling, and with the assistance of detector dog Milo, Revenue officers seized 320,000 cigarettes with a retail value of €240,000. This represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €188,000. The smuggled cigarettes of various brands were concealed within tins of powered paint arriving on pallets from Cologne, Germany.

Separately, yesterday (29/09/2022), as a result of routine operations, and with the assistance of detector dog Blue, Revenue officers seized approximately 11.34 kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of almost €227,000 at Dublin Airport. The illegal drugs were discovered in an air cargo consignment described as ‘hops’ that had arrived from Canada 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 shadow economy and smuggling. If businesses, or members of the public, have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on our confidential phone number 1800 295 295.

[Ends : 30/09/2022]