REVENUE HAS SEIZED smuggled alcohol and tobacco worth over €19,000 at Dublin Port and Dublin Airport over the weekend, as part of routine inspections.
On Saturday and Sunday, Revenue officers at Dublin Airport seized more than 28,000 contraband cigarettes carried by passengers arriving from Dubai and Moldova.
In a separate operation at Dublin Port this morning, a van arriving from France was found to be carrying 115 litres of alcohol, four kilograms of tobacco and 1,600 cigarettes.
Two polish men were taken in for questioning.
If the seized products had been sold here, it would have cost the Exchequer more than €15,000 in lost tax income, Revenue said.
Last week, Revenue seized smuggled alcohol worth €6,800 at Dublin Port.
Revenue said these searches are part of its ongoing efforts to target the sale and supply of illegal alcohol and tobacco products.
Any businesses or members of the public with information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal alcohol or tobacco are being asked to contact Revenue in confidence on its free phone number 1800-295-295.