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Cash, cigarettes and tobacco seized in Revenue raids

Revenue discovered the tobacco products following a number of searches in the Louth area.

REVENUE HAS SEIZED €74,000 worth of illegal tobacco products destined for Irish consumers.

Ongoing operations in the Louth area resulted in the confiscation of over 124,500 cigarettes and 12.9kg of tobacco.

The seized cigarettes included Excellence, Marlboro, L&M, Regal, and Winston brands, and the tobacco brands included Amber Leaf and Samson.

Nearly €7,500 in cash and a car were also seized during these operations.

dav Some of the seized tobacco products. Source: Revenue

A spokeswoman for Revenue said: “The contraband tobacco products have a retail value of over €74,000 representing a potential loss of more than €59,800 to the Exchequer.  Several people have been questioned, and files are being prepared with a view to prosecution.

The majority of people pay the right amount of tax and duty. If you know someone is evading tax or involved in smuggling, report it. Contact Revenue’s Confidential Freephone 1800 295 295.

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