REVENUE’S Customs Service has seized €8,000 of illegal tobacco in an operation in Limerick city.
The intelligence-led operation saw Revenue officers 24.7 kgs of roll-your-own tobacco with a retail value of almost €8,000 - represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €6,100.
As part of the operation, officers conducted searches at a business premises and an apartment building at lunchtime this Wednesday.
The ‘Flandria’ tobacco was discovered concealed in boxes labelled ‘Fresh Farm Eggs’.
One Irish male in his 50’s was questioned and the investigation is on-going with a view to prosecution.
If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes or tobacco, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.