Vodka, liqueur and wine worth €15,400 seized in Dublin port

Some 480 litres of contraband alcohol discovered in Latvian registered truck

The smuggled alcohol has a retail value of around €15,400 and represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €9,300

The smuggled alcohol has a retail value of around €15,400 and represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €9,300

 

Some 480 litres of vodka, liqueur and wine worth over €15,400 was seized by Revenue officers in Dublin Port on Friday.

Revenue officers discovered the contraband alcohol hidden in a consignment of food after they stopped and searched a Latvian-registered truck with a refrigerated trailer which had arrived from Rotterdam.

Revenue seized 298.8 litres of vodka, 108 litres of liqueurs and 74.5 litres of wine.

The vodka and liqueurs were Ukrainian brands Hlebniy Dar and Nemiroff, while the wine was Moldovan, branded Salcuta and Imperial Vin.

The smuggled alcohol has a retail value of about €15,400 and represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €9,300.

Revenue has appealed to anyone with information on tax evasion or smuggling to contact its confidential freephone on 1800 295 295.