REVENUE seized more than 10,000 cigarettes in Cork Port yesterday.
Officers seized approximately 10,600 cigarettes during a search of a Liberian-registered cargo vessel in Cork Port. The cigarettes, branded L&M Red, Winston Blue, and Rothmans have an estimated retail value of over €6,700, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €4,400.
The seizure was part of Revenue’s operations targeting the shadow economy and the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products. In September, Revenue seized over 36,500 smuggled cigarettes when they carried out a search of a house in Mallow.