Large quantity of tobacco and cigarettes seized by Revenue

Large quantity of tobacco and cigarettes seized by Revenue

A large quantity of tobacco and cigarettes worth more than €50,000 were seized by the Revenue Commissioners as part of a major operation in Dundalk and Drogheda last Thursday.

Revenue officers carried out a number of searches in the area and discovered almost 54kg of tobacco and 12,130 cigarettes of various brands.

Two vehicles and €13,000 in cash were also seized during the operation.

The combined retail value of the tobacco products seized is €50,750, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €40,750.

Anyone with information in relation to smuggling can contact Revenue in confidence on 1800 295 295.

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