Revenue seize over 14 million cigarettes in Dublin

Yesterday, 19/02/2024, as part of an intelligence-led operation, Revenue officers seized 14.6 million cigarettes in Dublin.

The illicit cigarettes, of various brands including ‘Richmond’ and ‘Marlboro’, have a retail value of €12 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €9.6 million.

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 20/02/2024]