Cigarettes worth €2.1m seized by Revenue on M1

Container carrying 4.1 million cigarettes had travelled from Bangladesh to Dublin Port

As a result of an intelligence-led operation on Tuesday evening, Revenue officers seized 4.1 million cigarettes with a retail value of more than €2.1 million from a container intercepted on the M1 motorway.

The container, which had travelled from Bangladesh via Singapore and Rotterdam, arrived into the Dublin Port on Saturday.

The “Wilson” and “Shahara” cigarettes were described on the manifest as “black tea”. Investigations into this importation are continuing.

This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal cigarettes.


If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes or tobacco, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.