Cigarettes worth €5m seized at Dublin Port

Revenue customs officers discovered 7.2 million Richmond branded cigarettes on ship from Rotterdam

The illegal shipment was discovered with the assistance of a mobile x-ray scanner in a container that had arrived into Dublin Port on a vessel from Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Photograph: Revenue

The illegal shipment was discovered with the assistance of a mobile x-ray scanner in a container that had arrived into Dublin Port on a vessel from Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Photograph: Revenue

 

Cigarettes worth €5 million have been seized by customs officers at Dublin Port.

Thursday’s discovery of 7.2 million Richmond branded cigarettes would have had a tax value of about €3.9 million to the exchequer, according to Revenue officials.

The illegal shipment was discovered with the assistance of a mobile x-ray scanner in a container that had arrived into Dublin Port on a vessel from Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operation targeting the shadow economy and the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products.

Businesses and members of the public have been urged to report any information regarding smuggling.