As a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers seized more than 12.5 tonnes of roll-your-own tobacco at Dublin Port last week.
The consignment has an estimated retail value of over €7.7 million, which would represent a potential loss to the Exchequer of some €6.3 million.
The seizure of the tobacco branded ‘The Turner Original’, ‘EastEnders’, ‘Henley’ and ‘Flandria’, occurred during routine profiling with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile X-ray scanner and detector dog Waffle.
Revenue said the seizure is part of its ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products.
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