Revenue seize 3 million cigarettes at Dublin Port

Today (02/03/2022), as a result of an intelligence led operation, Revenue officers seized 3 million cigarettes at Dublin Port with an estimated retail value of more than €2.2 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €1.8 million. 

The unstamped cigarettes, branded ‘Regal King Size’, were discovered with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner, following the search of a consignment that originated in Rotterdam.

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 02/03/2022]