Revenue Seize Illegal Cigarettes in Tipp Town

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Thousands of illegal cigarettes were seized in the course of Renevue-led operation in Tipperary town yesterday.

A house in the town was searched, under warrant, by Revenue officers, who seized 5,800 unstamped cigarettes and a car.

The illegal cigarettes branded ‘L&M Blue’, ‘L&M Red’ and ‘P3CT’, are said to have originated from Poland and have a retail value of around €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.

The intelligence-led operation was part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products in the ‘shadow’ economy.

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on 1800 295 295.