Revenue seize huge haul of cigs at Dublin Port
Revenue officers, assisted by detector dog Casey, seized over 9 million cigarettes at Dublin Port today.
The cigarettes, branded “American Legend” and “Fest”, were concealed in a 45-foot container which arrived into Dublin Port from Rotterdam and was said to contain tractor parts.
The smuggled cigarettes were revealed when, as a result of routine profiling, the container was selected for x-ray by Revenue’s mobile scanner.
The cigarettes have a retail value in excess of €4.6m and represent a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €4m.
Investigations are on-going.