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Revenue has seized 360 litres of wine discovered on van coming back from France

The wine valued at over €5,000 was discovered in a van at Dublin Port.

The wine seized by Revenue.
The wine seized by Revenue.
Image: Revenue

OVER 360 LITRES of wine has been seized at Dublin port after a van arriving in from France was routinely checked for contraband.

A 41-year-old Irishman was stopped as a result of routine profiling at Dublin Port today. The vehicle was checked and wine with a total retail value of around €5,200 was found. The drink represented an estimated potential loss to the Exchequer of €2,600 was seized by officials.

A Revenue spokeswoman said that these seizures are part of ongoing operations targeting the illegal importation, supply and sale of alcohol and tobacco products in the shadow economy.

She said: “If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal alcohol or tobacco products, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.”

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