Revenue seize alcohol at Rosslare Europort and in Roscommon

On Friday (28/10/22), as a result of routine operations, Revenue officers seized almost 10,000 litres of vodka and whiskey at Rosslare Europort. The smuggled alcohol has an estimated retail value of more than €300,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €230,000.

The alcohol was discovered in an unaccompanied trailer that had arrived on a Ferry from Cherbourg, France.

Separately, on Thursday (27/10/2022), as part of an intelligence led operation, Revenue officers seized almost 400 litres of spirits, beer, and wine when a premises was searched, under warrant, in Roscommon. The alcohol, with an estimated retail value of over €2,400, represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €1,420.

A man and a woman, both in their 30’s, were questioned.

Investigations into these seizures are ongoing.

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.

[ENDS 30/10/2022]