Revenue seize 38,000 cigarettes in Wexford

Yesterday (27/11/2019) as part of a joint intelligence led operation between Revenue Customs service and An Garda Síochána, Revenue officers seized over 38,000 cigarettes following a search, under warrant, of a residential property in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

The cigarettes branded ‘Marlboro Gold’, ‘NZ Gold’ and ‘Sobranie’ had a combined retail value of approximately €26,000 representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €20,500.

Investigations are ongoing. These seizures are part of multi-agency operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products in the shadow economy. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.

ENDS [27/11/2019]