Revenue seize illegal tobacco worth €1.3m shipped to Dublin Port from Netherlands
Investigations are ongoing.
Neasa CumiskeySunday World
Revenue officers seized approximately €1.3 million worth of illegal tobacco products shipped into Dublin Port from the Netherlands today.
The illicit tobacco, which was branded “Flandria” and marked with a Lithuanian tax stamp, was discovered when officers searched a consignment that arrived into Dublin Port as a result of routine profiling.
Revenue officers seized 1.8 tonnes of the “roll your own” tobacco, which had an estimated retail value of €1.3 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €990,000