The smuggled wines, beers, spirits and tobacco products were found in two transit vans which arrived separately into Dublin Port from France and Holyhead respectively. The vans were searched, based on routine profiling and the drivers, a 39 year-old Polish man and a 35 year-old Lithuanian man, were questioned.
The seized goods have a total retail value of around €6,300, representing an estimated potential loss to the Exchequer of €4,250.
These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the illegal importation, supply and sale of alcohol and tobacco products in the shadow economy. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal alcohol or tobacco products, they can contact Revenue in confidence on freephone number 1800 295 295.