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Revenue seize €0.5m-worth of beer and wine at Rosslare Europort

As a result of routine operations at Rosslare Europort, Revenue seized around 25,000 litres of beer and over 32,000 litres of wine with a combined estimated retail value of €494,000, in the space of just one week recently.

 

Revenue officers seized almost 25,000 litres of beer following the search of an unaccompanied trailer that had arrived on a ferry from Dunkirk, France.

Revenue officers seized almost 25,000 litres of beer following the search of an unaccompanied trailer that had arrived on a ferry from Dunkirk, France.

 On Saturday the 8th of October Revenue officers seized almost 25,000 litres of beer following the search of an unaccompanied trailer that had arrived on a ferry from Dunkirk, France. The smuggled alcohol had an estimated retail value of almost €100,000 (representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €46,000).

A few days later on the following Tuesday Revenue seized over 32,000 litres of wine with an estimated retail value of €394,000 (representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €211,000). The smuggled alcohol was discovered following the search of two unaccompanied trailers that had arrived on a ferry from Dunkirk, France.

Separately, at the end of that same week, as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers seized approximately 23,600 litres of beer at Rosslare Europort following the search of an unaccompanied trailer that had arrived on a ferry from Dunkirk, France.

The smuggled alcohol had an estimated retail value of more than €94,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €44,000.

Altogether the three seizures represented a street value of over €500,000.

Investigations are ongoing following these operations which are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and smuggling.

 

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