Revenue seize over 9.8 million cigarettes in Co. Louth
Last Friday (10/11/23), as part of an intelligence-led operation, Revenue officers seized over 9.8 million cigarettes, following the search of a vehicle in Co. Louth. The seizure was made with the assistance of detector dog Toby and with the support of members of An Garda Síochána from the Dundalk Detective Unit, the Roads Policing Unit and the Armed Support Unit.
The illicit cigarettes, branded ‘Platinum Seven’, have an estimated value of over €8.2 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €6.4 million. A man in his 60s 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 can contact Revenue in confidence on 1800 295 295.