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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Alcohol, tobacco and medicine seized at Dublin Port

The contraband products have a combined estimated retail value of almost €9,000.

The seized products
The seized products
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REVENUE OFFICERS HAVE seized alcohol, medicine and tobacco products during routine operations at Dublin Port this week.

This included over 43 litres of spirits, 5kg of unstamped tobacco and medicines suspected to be steroids.

The contraband products have a combined estimated retail value of almost €9,000.

On Monday, officers seized two packages containing a total of 43 litres of spirits originating from Spain and Poland.

In a separate operation that day, officers seized medicines, suspected to be steroids, with an estimated retail value of €4,500. The package which had arrived from Romania contained 1,640 tablets and over 300 vials of medicines.

Woman questioned

On Wednesday, officers seized a package containing 5kg of unstamped tobacco, which originated in Croatia. They questioned a woman in her 20s in relation to this.

The seized alcohol and tobacco products are estimated to have a combined retail value of over €4,400 and represent a potential loss to the Exchequer of €3,300.

Investigations are ongoing.

These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products, alcohol and medicines in the so-called shadow economy.

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of contraband products, they can contact Revenue in confidence on freephone number 1800 295 295.

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