Officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized 15,000 cigarettes and 2
kgs of tobacco with a retail value of €7,800 and a potential loss to
the Exchequer of €7,000.
As part of an intelligence-led operation against a family suspected of
selling unstamped cigarettes, officers executed a warrant at a private
dwelling in East Cork town where they seized the Marlboro Gold and I&M
cigarettes. €50,000 was also detained under Section 38 of the
Criminal Justice Act 1994.
3 non Irish nationals were interviewed in connection with the seizure
and 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.