Revenue seize almost 10 million cigs across the country
Revenue Officers have seized more than 9.5 million cigarettes in the past week.
This morning, 7,800 cigarettes branded “MG”, “Marlboro Gold” and “Royal Classic”, and 3.5 Kg of “Flandria” tobacco were seized when three houses in Dublin’s inner city were searched under warrant in an ongoing operation targeting illegal trade in Moore Street.
Yesterday afternoon, Revenue officers executed a search warrant on a house in Cashel Co Tipperary and seized over 39,000 ‘MG’ brand cigarettes.
A man in his 40s was questioned and a file is currently being prepared for the DPP.
Last night, 6.6 million cigarettes were seized from a warehouse in Co. Meath.
The container of “Royale Pacific” brand cigarettes originated in Vietnam, and had arrived into Dublin Port on Monday, from Rotterdam.
The smuggled cigarettes were described as “Shower room linen baskets” on the manifest.
And last Thursday, 2.9 million cigarettes were seized at Dublin Port.
The “Jim” brand cigarettes had also originated in Vietnam. Investigations are ongoing in all cases.
The combined value of the seized product is €5 million.