22 April 2018
By Bryan Smyth
On Saturday (21/04/2018), Revenue officers seized 20,000 unstamped cigarettes, 30 litres of alcohol and a car in County Cork. Following an intelligence-led operation, the detection took place in Fermoy town, with assistance from Revenue tobacco detection dog Eva.
The cigarettes were branded NZ, L&M and Minsk. The value of the goods seized was €12,600, with a potential loss to The Exchequer of €9,800.
The car was also found to have kerosene in the fuel tank.
A man in his forties and a woman in her thirties, both from Lithuania, were questioned.
The majority of people pay the right amount of tax and duty. If you know someone is evading tax or involved in smuggling, or the illegal cigarette trade, report it. Contact Revenue’s Confidential Freephone 1800 295 295.