Tuesday 22 October 2019

Over €1.2million worth of smuggled cigarettes seized by Revenue

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Kathy Armstrong

Kathy Armstrong

REVENUE officers have seized smuggled cigarettes worth more than €1.2 million.

As part of routine profiling, Revenue officers found the black market cigarettes in a container that had arrived into Dublin Port from Rotterdam on Monday.

The cigarettes, which originated in Belarus, have a retail value of over €1.2 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €1 million.

A Revenue spokesman said in a statement: "Most people pay the right amount of tax and duty.

"If you know someone is evading or involved in smuggling, report it. Contact Revenue’s Confidential Telephone 1800 295 295."

Investigations are ongoing.

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