By Dan Walsh
Smuggled alcohol amounting to over 23,000 litres of beer with an estimated retail value in excess of €92,000 was seized by Revenue officers at Rosslare Europort yesterday. It represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €43,000.
The alcohol was discovered in an unaccompanied trailer that had arrived on a ferry from Dunkirk, France. The driver of the load has been questioned and investigations are ongoing.
This seizure is 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.
Separately, Revenue officers seized 22.5kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of over €460,000, at Dublin Airport yesterday.
The illegal drugs were discovered concealed in parcels described as ‘Car Parts and Healthcare Products’, that had arrived in air cargo consignments from Spain and were destined for addresses in counties Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny.
Investigations are ongoing.
These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number in 1800 295 295.