Saturday 22 July 2017

Revenue seizes €11k of smuggled wine in Transit van raid

The wine seized at Dublin Port (Photo: Revenue)
The wine seized at Dublin Port (Photo: Revenue)
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Revenue officers seized bottles of wine worth €11,000 at Dublin Port yesterday.

Officers approached and searched a Transit van as a result of routine profiling.

The van had arrived into Dublin from France via Holyhead.

A total of 786 litres of wine were seized in the operation.

The smuggled red and white wines have a retail value of around €11,000 and represent an estimated potential loss to the Exchequer of €5,400, Revenue reports today.

Investigations are ongoing.

The seizure is part of Revenue's ongoing operation targeting the illegal importation, supply and sale of alcohol in the shadow economy. 

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