Beer and wine seized at Rosslare Europort

By Dan Walsh

Over the course of three days from Wednesday, November 9th to Saturday November 12th, Revenue seized over 53,000 litres of beer and more than 930 litres of wine, with a combined retail value of approximately €223,000 at Rosslare Europort.

ROSSLARE EUROPORT (File Pic)

The beer was seized following the search of two trailers, one accompanied and one unaccompanied, that had arrived on a ferry from Dunkirk, France. The smuggled alcohol had a combined estimated retail value of more than €212,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €99,400.

The wine, with an estimated retail value of over €11,300, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €6,000, was discovered following the search of an unaccompanied trailer that had arrived on a ferry from Cherbourg, France.

Investigations are ongoing

These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy, smuggling and the importation of illegal drugs. If businesses, or members of the public, have any information regarding these activities, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

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