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Revenue seizes €300K of tobacco, beer and wine at Rosslare Europort

As a result of three separate routine operations at Rosslare Europort the Revenue Commissioners seized almost 26,000 litres of beer, more than 11,800 litres of wine and approximately 77.5kgs of ‘roll your own’ tobacco recently. 
In one operation Revenue officers seized over 500 litres of wine and approximately 77.5kgs of ‘roll your own tobacco’ with a combined retail value estimated at €61,000.

In one operation Revenue officers seized over 500 litres of wine and approximately 77.5kgs of ‘roll your own tobacco’ with a combined retail value estimated at €61,000.

In one operation Revenue officers seized over 500 litres of wine and approximately 77.5kgs of ‘roll your own tobacco’ with a combined retail value estimated at €61,000.

This represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of €46,000.

The smuggled tobacco and alcohol were discovered with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile X-ray scanner following the search of an Irish-registered truck and its accompanying trailer that had disembarked a ferry from Le Havre, France.

On the same day Revenue officers seized almost 26,000 litres of beer following the search of a Polish-registered truck that had disembarked a ferry from Dunkirk, France.

The smuggled alcohol had an estimated retail value of over €103,000 representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €48,000.

Finally, Revenue officers seized almost 11,300 litres of wine with an estimated retail value of over €137,000 (representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €73,000) following the search of an unaccompanied trailer that had arrived on a ferry from Zeebrugge in Belgium.

Investigations are ongoing following these operations.

These seizures form part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and smuggling.

 

 

 

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