06/12/2019

Over 234,000 Cigarettes Seized At Dublin Airport

Revenue officers using routine profiling have seized over 234,000 cigarettes at Dublin Airport.

The cigarettes branded 'Benson & Hedges' were found concealed in 17 boxes described as 'metal transistors'. They had arrived via Amsterdam on a flight from China.

The cigarettes had an approximate value of €126,000 and represent a loss to the Exchequer of €110,000.

Investigations are ongoing.

These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the illegal importation, supply and sale of tobacco products in the shadow economy. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free-phone number 1800 295 295.



(JG/CM)

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