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10.4 million cigarettes worth €4.6m seized at Dublin Port

The cigarettes were found in a 40-foot container that arrived from Rotterdam by ferry.

CIGARETTES WITH A street value of €4.6m were seized from a container arriving by ferry from Rotterdam today.

In an intelligence-led operation, officers from Revenue’s Customs Service at Dublin Port seized the 10.4 million cigarettes with a street value of €4.6m.

Revenue said the cigarettes represented a potential loss to the exchequer of €3.7m.

Pic: Revenue

The ‘Gold Classic’ brand cigarettes were discovered in an unaccompanied 40-foot container which had arrived on a ferry from Rotterdam.

This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal cigarettes in the ‘shadow economy’.

Businesses or members of the public with information on the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes or tobacco can contact Revenue in confidence on freephone 1800 295 295.

Investigations into this case are ongoing.

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