Revenue officers seize 1,700 litres of cocktails on way to concerts in Dublin

Published date29 June 2022
Publication titleDublinLive (Ireland)
The booze was discovered in a convoy of vehicles making their way to a concert in Dublin on Monday. The convoy had just arrived at Dublin Port from the UK when officers uncovered the stash

The undeclared alcohol was found as a result of routine profiling and had an estimated retail value of more than €23,000. It had a potential loss to the Exchequer of around €12,000.

Illegal cigarettes and cannabis labelled 'sleeping bags' were also seized by Revenue this week during separate stings.

On Monday, officers seized 150,000 'NZ Black Power' cigarettes at Dublin Airport. They were discovered in an air cargo consignment on its way from Lithuania and were destined for a Dublin address.

The cigarettes were found as part of an intelligence led operation and had an estimated retail value of approximately €103,000. They represented a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €82,000.

Last Wednesday, 11 kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €211,000 was seized at Dublin Airport. They were hidden in air cargo consignment on its way to a Dublin address from the US.

The drugs were labelled as 'sleeping...

To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT