Revenue seize €4.5m worth of cigarettes in Dublin Port

Revenue seize €4.5m worth of cigarettes in Dublin Port

Revenue officers have seized 9.6 million cigarettes smuggled into Dublin Port.

The cigarrettes were aboard a vessel from Rotterdam.

The cigarettes were identified in a shipping container, said to contain “tyres”, when Revenue's mobile x-ray scanner was deployed as a result of routine profiling.

The seized cigarettes, 'cheap whites' branded “Excellence”, have a retail value of almost €4.5m, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €3.8m.

Revenue said it continues to target the supply of illicit tobacco products with a view to disrupting the supply chain, seizing the illicit product and prosecuting those responsible.

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