Revenue seize tobacco worth over €2.4 million at Dublin Port

On Tuesday (20/7/2021), as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers seized over 4 tonnes of raw tobacco at Dublin Port. The smuggled tobacco, with an estimated retail value of over €2.4 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €2 million, was discovered concealed in boxes labelled as ‘printing paper’ which had originated in Germany.

Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products. 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 22/07/2021]