5 August 2015
By Tom O’Sullivan
Offices from Revenue’s Customs Service today, with assistance from An Garda Síochana, (05/08/15) seized 6kgs of ‘roll your own’ tobacco and 4,800 cigarettes with a retail value of over €5,000 in Co Cork.
The ‘Richman’ and ‘MG’ cigarettes and ‘Amber Leaf’ and ‘Golden Virginia’ tobacco were discovered when a commercial van and caravan were stopped and searched at the annual horse fair in Dunmanway, Co. Cork. An Irish national in his forties was questioned and a file is being prepared. The vehicle was also seized.
These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal cigarettes in the shadow economy. 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.