Revenue seize 540,000 cigarettes at Dublin Port

On Friday (05/05/2023), as a result of routine operations and with the assistance of detector dog Milo, Revenue officers seized approximately 540,000 cigarettes at Dublin Port. The cigarettes have an estimated retail value of approximately €426,500, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of almost €334,000. 

The smuggled cigarettes, branded ‘Sobraine’ and ‘Dunhill’, were discovered concealed in metal boxes in a consignment which arrived from Cologne, Germany. 

Investigations are ongoing. 

This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and the supply of illegal tobacco products. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on the free phone number 1800 295 295. 

[ENDS 09/05/2023]