Revenue seize beer and wine at Rosslare Europort valued at over €490,000
Over the course of the past week, as a result of routine operations at Rosslare Europort, Revenue seized approximately 25,000 litres of beer and more than 32,000 litres of wine with a combined estimated retail value of €494,000. The details are summarised below.
On Tuesday (11/10/2022), Revenue officers seized over 32,000 litres of wine, with an estimated retail value of €394,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €211,000. The smuggled alcohol was discovered following the search of two unaccompanied trailers that had arrived on a ferry from Dunkirk, France.
On Saturday (08/10/2022), Revenue officers seized almost 25,000 litres of beer following the search of an unaccompanied trailer that had arrived on a ferry from Dunkirk, France. The smuggled alcohol had an estimated retail value of almost €100,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €46,000.
Investigations are ongoing following these operations.
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 Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.