Revenue seize almost 4.1 million cigarettes in Dublin

Yesterday (16/11/2023), as part of an intelligence-led operation and with the assistance of detector dog Milo, Revenue officers seized 4,080,000 cigarettes in County Dublin.

The illicit cigarettes, branded ‘Richmond’, have an estimated value of €3.4 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €2.7 million.

The consignment originated in the Netherlands and was destined for an address in Northern Ireland.

The driver of the load 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.

[ENDS 17/11/2023]