By Dan Walsh
Revenue officers at Rosslare Europort seized 320,000 cigarettes when they stopped and searched a German registered van that had disembarked a ferry from Cherbourg, France, last Saturday.
The illegal cigarettes branded ‘Marlboro’ have a retail value of almost €230,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €179,000.
Two Polish nationals were questioned.
Investigations are ongoing.
This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.