Revenue seizes contraband worth more than €1.6M 

The illicit cigarettes had an estimated value of almost €453,000 found in two separate Dublin premises

Pictured: Detector dog Milo with the seized parcels originating from Croatia

Revenue officers examining parcels at a premises in Dublin seized almost 60 kgs of herbal cannabis, as a result of risk profiling and with the assistance of detector dog Milo. The illicit drugs, with an estimated value of €1,198,000, were discovered in parcels originating from Croatia and were destined for addresses in Dublin. 

Separately, Revenue officers seized more than 195,000 cigarettes at a premises in Dublin. In a follow up intelligence led operation, a further 345,600 cigarettes were seized at a separate premises in Dublin. The illicit cigarettes were branded ‘Sobraine’ and ‘Dunhill’ and had a combined estimated value of almost €453,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €356,500.

Investigations are ongoing. These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity. If businesses, or members of the public have any information, they can contact Revenue in confidence on 1800 295 295.

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