Revenue seize over 61,000 illicit cigarettes in Clonmel swoop

Revenue seize over 61,000 illicit cigarettes in Clonmel swoop

On Tuesday last, November 22 , in an intelligence led operation, Revenue officers carried out a search under warrant of a house in Clonmel and seized over 61,000 cigarettes.

The seizure is part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illicit cigarettes in the shadow economy. 

The cigarettes branded , ‘Viceroy’, ‘ L&M Blue’, ‘Nevada’ and ‘Winston’, have a retail value in excess of €31,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €26,600.

A Polish man in his forties was questioned and a file is being prepared with a view to prosecution.

A Revenue spokesman said – The majority of people pay the right amount of tax and duty.

“If you know someone is evading tax or involved in smuggling, report it. Contact Revenue’s Confidential Freephone 1800 295 295”.