18,000 cigarettes seized at Rosslare Europort
Published 16/02/2016 | 00:00
Revenue officers seized 18,000 cigarettes concealed in a car at Rosslare Europort on Saturday.
The Irish-registered car, which that had disembarked a ferry from Cherbourg, in France was identified in routine profiling and the cigarettes, branded 'Kent', 'Marlboro', 'Marlboro Gold' and 'Rothmans', which originated in Moldova, were discovered concealed in the floor of the car.
A 27-year-old man was interviewed and a file is being prepared for the DPP.
The value of the seized tobacco product is in excess of €9,900, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €8,600.
These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing enforcement operations targeting the illegal importation, supply and sale of tobacco products.
If you have any information about the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes or tobacco, contact Revenue confidentially on free phone number 1800 295 295.