Revenue seize illegal cigarettes and a car in Tipperary town

Anne O'Grady

Reporter:

Anne O'Grady

Revenue seize illegal cigarettes and a car in Tipperary town

Tipperary illegal cigarettes seizure

Yesterday afternoon, Revenue officers carried out a search under warrant of a house in Tipperary town and seized 5,800 unstamped cigarettes and a car. 

The illegal cigarettes, branded ‘L&M Blue’, ‘L&M Red’, and ‘P3CT’, originated in Poland and have a retail value of approximately €3,400, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €2,700. 

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

This intelligence led operation was part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products in the shadow economy. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling they can contact Revenue on our confidential phone number 1800 295 295.