REVENUE officers seized approximately 8,800 cigarettes during a search of a vessel in Belview Port, Waterford.
The cargo vessel is registered in Antigua and Barbuda. The cigarettes, branded ‘L&M Red’ have an estimated retail value of over €5,280 representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €4,200.
This seizure was part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.