Revenue Officers have seized over 192,000 unstamped cigarettes, 10kgs of tobacco and over 1,960 litres of alcohol worth €150,000 at a house in Laois.
Officers carried out a search, under warrant, of a house in Durrow, Laois on Tuesday, July 31.
Revenue detector dogs Elvis and Stella made the detections and were part of a joint intelligence-led operation involving Revenue’s Customs Service and An Garda Siochána.
Cost to the exchequer
The seized tobacco products, which were branded ‘Marlboro’, ‘Winston’, ‘NZ’, ‘Camel’, ‘Kent’ and ‘Excellence’, have an estimated retail value of €109,000, which would represent a potential loss to the exchequer of €89,000.
The alcohol products have an estimated retail value of over €41,000 – with a potential loss to the exchequer of €31,000.
On Thursday, at Dublin District Court, Revenue Officers from Dublin Airport were granted a three month cash detention order by Judge John Lindsay.
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