By Dan Walsh
Following routine profiling aimed at identifying alcohol products that may be diverted onto the Irish market without payment of the relevant tax and duties due, Revenue officers at Rosslare Europort seized over 4,000 litres of Prosecco and 320 litres of wine, last Friday.
The alcohol products were seized following the search of an Irish registered truck that had disembarked a ferry from Cherbourg, France and have a combined retail value of €89,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of almost €51,000.
An investigation is ongoing.
These operations are part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity. If businesses, or members of the public have any information, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.