Revenue seizes 14 million cigarettes in smuggling crackdown

Revenue seizes 14 million cigarettes in smuggling crackdown

The Revenue Commissioners has announced the results of a major crackdown on cigarette smuggling.

The nationwide operation, which involved Revenue enforcement officers from all regions, ran for a fortnight in mid-July.

It resulted in the seizure of almost 14 million cigarettes and 200 kilos of tobacco worth almost €6m.

Revenue focused on retail outlets, local distribution networks, ports and airports.

Last year Revenue seized cigarettes and tobacco worth almost €96m in total.

So far this year cigarettes and tobacco worth €55m have been seized.


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