By Dan Walsh
Revenue officers seized approximately 15,000 litres of beer and five litres of wine at Rosslare Europort, following the search of an Irish registered truck that had disembarked a ferry from Dunkirk, France, last Friday.
The smuggled alcohol has an estimated retail value of more than €61,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €28,000.
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.