Cig­a­rettes seized in Ross­lare Port

Wexford People - - NEWS -

REV­ENUE of­fi­cers seized smug­gled cig­a­rettes and to­bacco when they searched a car in Ross­lare Euro­port last week­end. The car was stopped and searched af­ter it dis­em­barked off a ferry from Roscoff in France last Satur­day.

The cig­a­rettes, branded ‘L&M Blue’, ‘Marl­boro’ and ‘Ben­son & Hedges’ and ‘Golden Vir­gina’ to­bacco, have a re­tail value of €1,300, rep­re­sent­ing a po­ten­tial loss to the Ex­che­quer of over €1,000.

In­ves­ti­ga­tions are on­go­ing with a view to bring­ing a pros­e­cu­tion. The seizure forms part of Rev­enue’s on­go­ing op­er­a­tions tar­get­ing the il­le­gal im­por­ta­tion and sale of al­co­hol and to­bacco prod­ucts in the shadow econ­omy.

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