Friday 22 September 2017

Almost 6.5 million smuggled cigarettes arriving from Vietnam seized at Dublin Port

Credit: Revenue
Credit: Revenue
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Almost 6.5 million smuggled cigarettes have been seized at Dublin Port as part of an intelligence-led operation.

The discovery was made in a shipping container arriving from Vietnam, via Rotterdam, which was said to contain 'paper'.

Credit: Revenue
Credit: Revenue

Revenue officers deployed a mobile x-ray scanner to identify the cigarettes, 'cheap whites' branded "Jin Ling" on Wednesday evening.

The seized cargo have a retail value of €3.5m representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €2.8m.

Further searches were carried out by revenue officers in counties Roscommon and Waterford.

This latest seizure brings to almost 15 million the number of smuggled cigarettes that Revenue have seized, entering the country in containerised cargo, in the last two weeks. 

Credit: Revenue
Credit: Revenue

The investigation into the seizure is ongoing.

Credit: Revenue
Credit: Revenue

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