Revenue seize 'roll your own' tobacco and cigarettes in Kinsale, Cork

Today (01/03/2022), as a result of an intelligence led operation, Revenue officers seized 73 kgs of ‘roll your own’ tobacco and 360 cigarettes following a search, under warrant, of a residential premises in the Kinsale area of County Cork. 

The unstamped tobacco branded ‘Turner’, ‘Winston Blond’, ‘Winston Blue’, ‘Camel’ and ‘Marlborough’ and the cigarettes branded ‘Winston Blue’ had a combined estimated retail value of €52,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €40,000.

A Lithuanian national in his 50s was questioned.

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 01/03/2022]