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PICS: Revenue seizes €100,000 of tobacco purporting to be Chinese tea

The tobacco was discovered when customs officers intercepted a van at a location in Dublin on Wednesday.

OFFICERS OF REVENUE’S Customs Service at Dublin Airport, have seized approximately a quarter tonne of roll-your-own tobacco, with an estimated retail value of €102,000 and a potential loss to the exchequer of €72,000.

In an operation against a smuggling and distribution gang based in Dublin, the tobacco, concealed in bags purporting to be tea originated in China, was discovered when officers intercepted a van at a north Dublin city location on Wednesday.

One person was questioned in relation to the seizure and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Businesses and members of the public who have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes or tobacco, are being asked to contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.

(All images provided by Revenue)

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