Revenue officers seized 3,628,800 cigarettes at Dublin Port. The cigarettes have an estimated retail value of approximately €2,866,750, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €2,244,400.
The smuggled cigarettes, branded ‘Lambert and Butler’ and ‘Rothmans’, were discovered upon the inspection of twelve pallets which had arrived from the Netherlands and originated from Latvia. Investigations are ongoing.
This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal cigarettes and tobacco in the shadow economy. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes or tobacco, they can contact Revenue in confidence on our confidential line 1800 295 295.