Revenue seize 100,000 cigarettes at Dublin Airport
Smuggled cigarettes had an estimated retail value of €68,530, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €54,579
29 June 2021 | 0
Revenue officers seized almost 100,000 cigarettes at Dublin Airport last Wednesday as a result of routine profiling. The smuggled cigarettes branded ‘Minsk Capital’ and ‘NZ’ were discovered in air cargo consignments that had arrived into the State from Germany, Italy and Lithuania.
The cigarettes were discovered concealed in items described as ‘meteorological equipment’, ‘medical equipment’ and ‘bed linen’.
They have a combined estimated retail value of €68,530, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €54,579. The consignments were destined for delivery to Counties Offaly and Meath.
Investigations are ongoing and businesses or members of the public with any information regarding smuggling, can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.