Revenue: Major seizure at Dublin Port
As the ongoing fight to stem the import of illegal cigarettes continues, a major discovery has been made at Dublin Port.
27 April 2016 | 0
A major discovery of contraband was made at Dublin Port on Tuesday, when Revenue officers seized more than 4m cigarettes. The illegal cigarettes, branded “MG”, “Viceroy” and “Marhaba”, were concealed in a 45′ container which purported to be loaded with rice cakes and had arrived into Dublin Port from Rotterdam.
The process for arriving containers is that all are profiled and certain shipments are selected for x-ray by the Revenue’s mobile scanner. The results of this were suspicious, the container was opened and the find was made.
According to Revenue, the seized cigarettes have a retail value of €1,9m, and represent a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €1.6m. An investigation has been launched in to the discovery.