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Revenue seizes 110kg of roll-your-own tobacco

An Irish male in his thirties was questioned and a file is being prepared for prosecution.

The seizure made today.
The seizure made today.
Image: Revenue's Customs Service

ROLL-YOUR-OWN TOBACCO with the retail value of €44,000 has been seized by Revenue’s Customs Service in Watergrasshill this evening.

Tobacco

Approximately 110kilogrammes of the roll your own tobacco, which could have amounted to potential loss to the Exchequer of €34,760, was seized when customs officers assisted by gardaí stopped and searched an estate vehicle.

The vehicle was also seized.

An Irish man in his thirties was questioned and a file is being prepared for prosecution.

If businesses or members of the public have information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes, they can contact Revenue in confidence on 1800 295 295.

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