Illegal cigarettes seized by Revenue

The seized tobacco
The seized tobacco

Last Wednesday Revenue officers carried out searches under warrant at a number of premises in the Dundalk area and seized 80,000 unstamped cigarettes of various brands, 4.5kgs of ‘Lucky Strike’ tobacco and a vehicle.

The retail value of the illegal tobacco product is over €50,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €39,940. This intelligence led operation was part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products.

A prosecution file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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