Revenue seize 4.8 million cigarettes at Dublin Port

On Wednesday (31/05/2023), as a result of routine profiling and with the assistance of detector dog Milo, Revenue officers seized 4.8 million cigarettes at Dublin Port.

The cigarettes have an estimated retail value of almost €3.8 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €2,969,000.

The smuggled cigarettes, branded ‘Lambert & Butler’, were discovered concealed in a consignment which had arrived from the Netherlands and was manifested as ‘plastic pipes’ and ‘rubber seals’.

Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting smuggling, shadow economy activity 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 phone number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 02/06/2023]