Revenue seize 50,000 contraband cigarettes in Tipperary

Sian Moloughney

Reporter:

Sian Moloughney

Revenue seize 50,000 contraband cigarettes in Tipperary

These cigarettes were seized in Co. Tipperary

50,000 'contraband' cigarettes have been seized by Revenue in Tipperary.

Revenue officers seized the 50,000 unstamped cigarettes while carrying out a Multi Agency checkpoint with An Garda Síochána in North Tipperary, last Friday (July 6).

The seized contraband cigarettes have an estimated street value of €30,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of almost €24,000. The brands seized included 'EM@IL' and 'Richman'. 

According to Revenue, a man in his 40s was questioned and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The seizure is part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal drugs and tobacco products in the shadow economy. If you know someone is evading or involved in smuggling, report it. Contact Revenue’s Confidential Freephone 1800 295 295.