Search

19 Aug 2022

Revenue has seized a major haul of illegal cigarettes in Laois

Revenue has seized a major haul of  illegal cigarettes in Laois

Revenue has siezed €16,000 worth of illegal cigarettes found in a Portlaoise apartment

The Irish Revenue has announced a big seizure of illegal cigarettes in Laois.

As part of a intelligence-led operation, Revenue officers seized approximately 26,000 cigarettes during a search, under warrant, of an apartment in Portlaoise, Laois, last Friday November 9.

The cigarettes were branded ‘Marlboro’, ‘West’, ‘L&M’, ’Pall Mall’, ‘Winston’, ‘LD’,  ‘Chesterfield’ and ‘NZ’.

They have an estimated retail value of €16,500, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €13,000.

The seizure was made as a result of a joint operation conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service and An Garda Siochána.

A man in his 50's was questioned and investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution. 

This seizure was part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products. 

Businesses or members of the public with any information regarding the smuggling are asked to contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.