Revenue seize tobacco worth over €1.1 million at Dublin Port

Today (18/10/2022), as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers seized 1.5 tonnes of ‘roll your own’ tobacco at Dublin Port. The seized tobacco had an estimated retail value of more than €1.1 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €870,000.

The illicit tobacco, branded ‘Flandria’ and bearing a Luxembourg tax stamp, was discovered with the assistance of detector dog Waffle, when officers searched a consignment that arrived into Dublin Port from the Netherlands.

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 18/10/2022]