€1 million in illegal cigarettes bound were for Dundalk
Today at Dublin Port, Revenue officers seized two million smuggled cigarettes, concealed in a 20-foot shipping container that originated in Dubai, which were addressed to Dundalk.
The smuggled cigarettes, branded “Richman”, were detected when the consignment, addressed to Dundalk and said to be of ‘household goods’, was selected for examination following routine profiling.
The contraband cigarettes have an estimated retail value of more than €1 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €890,000.
Revenue continues to target the illicit tobacco trade, with a view to disrupting the supply chain, seizing the illicit product, and prosecuting those responsible.