The counterfeit alcohol had an estimated retail value of almost €302,000 representing a loss to the Exchequer of approximately €161,500. Investigations are ongoing.
Revenue officials conducted 1,808 alcohol seizures last year, totalling 764,174 litres of counterfeit alcohol worth €4.17 million.
This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illicit alcohol products in the shadow economy. Revenue has anti-smuggling teams at all main ports and airports and at the main postal depots who routinely profile imports and exports and carry out x-ray examinations and physical examinations based on risk assessment.
If businesses, or members of the public, have any information they’re asked to contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.