OFFICERS from Revenue’s Customs Service have seized tobacco with a retail value of over €18,300 in Limerick city.
The seizure of 46 kgs of roll-your-own tobacco was made at a private residence and a storage facility in the city and comes on foot of a similar seizure in Shannon Airport last Thursday.
In that incident, some 18kgs of tobacco was seized.
Search warrants were executed at the locations yesterday and officers seized the tobacco with brands including ‘Flandria’, ‘Golden Virginia’, ‘Amber Leaf’, ‘Samson’ and ‘Cutters Choice’.
An Irish male in his 30’s was questioned by Revenue officials and the investigation is on going.
This seizure is part of Revenue’s on-going 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, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.