YESTERDAY, Revenue officers seized over 72,000 cigarettes with an estimated retail value of over €50,500, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €39,565.
The seizure was made as a result of a joint operation conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service and Gardaí from Limerick’s Henry Street station following the search of a vehicle in Limerick. The illicit cigarettes were branded ‘L&M Red’, ‘L&M Blue’ and ‘Winston Blue’.
A Russian national in his 30s was questioned and investigations are ongoing.
If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.