Beer seized at Rosslare Europort

By Dan Walsh

Revenue officers seized nearly 17,000 litres of beer at Rosslare Europort following the search of an Irish registered truck that had disembarked a ferry from Pembroke, Wales, last Monday.

The consignment was seized following routine profiling aimed at identifying alcohol products that may be diverted onto the market without payment of the tax and duties due. The smuggled alcohol had an estimated retail value of almost €66,500 representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €31,100.

Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illicit alcohol products in the shadow economy. If businesses, or members of the public, have any information, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

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