Revenue seize illegal cigarettes and car in Tipperary Town

The illegal cigarettes, branded ‘L&M Blue’, ‘L&M Red’, and ‘P3CT’, originated in Poland, Revenue said

The illegal cigarettes, branded ‘L&M Blue’, ‘L&M Red’, and ‘P3CT’, originated in Poland, Revenue said

REVENUE offices carrying out a search warrant have seized thousands of illegal cigarettes in Tipperary.

Revenue officers carried out a search under warrant of a house in Tipperary town and seized 5,800 unstamped cigarettes and a car on Tuesday afternoon.

The illegal cigarettes, branded ‘L&M Blue’, ‘L&M Red’, and ‘P3CT’, originated in Poland and have a retail value of approximately €3,400, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €2,700. 

A man in his mid forties was interviewed and a file is being prepared with a view to prosecution, Revenue said.

This intelligence led operation was part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products in the shadow economy.

Businesses or members of the public with information regarding smuggling can contact Revenue on its confidential phone number 1800-295295.