Revenue seize cigarettes in Cork

File to be sent to DPP after three released without charge

A file is to be sent to the DPP after three members of the same family were arrested when officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized 15,000 cigarettes and 2 kgs of tobacco in Co Cork

A file is to be sent to the DPP after three members of the same family were arrested when officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized 15,000 cigarettes and 2 kgs of tobacco in Co Cork

Sun, May 26, 2013, 15:33

A file is to be sent to the DPP after three members of the same family were arrested when officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized 15,000 cigarettes and 2 kgs of tobacco in Co Cork.

As part of an intelligence-led operation against a family suspected of selling unstamped cigarettes, officers executed a warrant at a private dwelling at an undisclosed location in East Cork last Friday..

Officers seized Marlboro Gold and I&M cigarettes. € 50,000 was also seized under Section 38 of the Criminal Justice Act 1994.

The confiscated goods have a retail value of € 7,800 and a potential loss to the Exchequer of € 7,000.

Three non-Irish nationals were interviewed in connection with the seizure . They were subsequently released without charge. A file is being prepared for the DPP.

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Free Phone Number 1800 295 295.