As a result of routine profiling and with the assistance of detector dog Waffle, Revenue officers seized over 1.9 million cigarettes at Dublin Port yesterday.
A spokesperson for Revenue said that “the consignment of illegal cigarettes branded ‘Manchester’, had an estimated retail value of €1.4 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €1.1 million.”
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.