REVENUE Officers have seized cash and cigarettes following an operation in Limerick city.
Revenue along with gardai seized €6,750 in cash and 10,000 cigarettes with a retail value of over €5,250 - representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €4,100 - on Tuesday as part of an intelligence-led operation. A vehicle was also seized.
The ‘M&J’ cigarettes and cash were discovered when a car was stopped and searched by officers.
The cash was detained in accordance with the proceeds of crime legislation and a three-month detention order was granted at Limerick District Court to facilitate further investigations. An Irish national in his sixties was questioned and a file is being prepared for the DPP.
The seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal cigarettes in the shadow economy.
If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes or tobacco, contact 1800 295 295.