Revenue seizes cigarettes and tobacco worth €5.5 million at Dublin Port
Illegal cigarettes, branded ‘Kingdom’, and tobacco, branded ‘The Turner‘, had an estimated retail value of €5.5 million
7 September 2022 | 0
Revenue officers recetly seized 4.5 million cigarettes and over 3 tonnes of ‘roll your own’ tobacco at Dublin Port. The goods were seized last Tuesday, 30 August, as a result of routine operations, and with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner.
The illegal cigarettes, branded ‘Kingdom’, and tobacco, branded ‘The Turner‘, had an estimated retail value of €5.5 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €4.3 million.
The cigarettes and tobacco were discovered concealed in over 30 pallets manifested as ‘groupage’ that had arrived in Dublin Port from the Netherlands and were destined for an address in Co. Meath. 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.