Revenue seize over 3 million cigarettes at Dublin Port
Yesterday (25/05/2023), as part of an intelligence-led operation and with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner, Revenue officers seized over 3.3 million cigarettes at Dublin Port.
The cigarettes have an estimated retail value of over €2.6 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €2 million.
The smuggled cigarettes, branded ‘Lambert & Butler’, were discovered concealed in a consignment which had originated in Belgium and were manifested as ‘Orange Juice’.
The truck in which the contraband was found has been seized and its driver, a man in his 20s, has been questioned.
Investigations are ongoing.
This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting smuggling, shadow economy activity 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 phone number 1800 295 295.