Cigarettes worth €1.1m seized at Dublin Port by Revenue

The seized cigarettes at Dublin Port
The seized cigarettes at Dublin Port

Revenue officers seized more than two million cigarettes with an approximate retail value of €1.1million at Dublin Port yesterday afternoon.

The smuggled cigarettes, branded ‘JIM’, had been described on the manifest as ‘wood pellets’.

The contraband was uncovered when Revenue officers, acting on intelligence, identified and examined a shipping container that had arrived into Dublin Port from Vietnam via Rotterdam.  

Revenue officers carried out a follow up search under warrant of a business premises in Co Cork.

The potential loss to the Exchequer from the sale of the smuggled cigarettes would have been almost €900,000.

Investigations are ongoing. If you have any information, contact Revenue confidentially on free phone number 1800 295 295.