On Friday last as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers seized 10.4 million cigarettes in Co Monaghan.
The cigarettes, branded ‘Gold Mount’, have an estimated value of almost €8.2m, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €6.4m.
The seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting smuggling, shadow economy activity and the supply of illegal tobacco products. If businesses, or members of the public, have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on phone number 1800 295 295.
No further information available as investigations are ongoing.