Revenue seize over 430,000 cigarettes in County Cavan

Today (19/10/2023), as part of an intelligence-led operation and with the assistance of An Garda Síochána, Revenue officers seized over 430,000 cigarettes in County Cavan.

The seizure was made following the search of a vehicle.

The illicit cigarettes, branded ‘Sobranie’, have a retail value of over €341,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €267,000.

A man in his 20s has been questioned and 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 are contact Revenue in confidence on 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 19/10/2023]