Revenue officers seize alcohol worth €6,000 at Dublin Port in weekend operation

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Revenue officers seize alcohol worth €6,000 at Dublin Port in weekend operation
12:20 Monday 16th of April 2018

By Kim O'Leary

Revenue officers seized over 540 litres of wine, beer and spirits in separate routine operations in Dublin Port  over the weekend and this morning with alcohol estimated to be worth €6,000  seized at the scene.

Officers discovered the smuggled alcohol concealed in the loads, when they stopped and searched a van and two trucks that had disembarked ferries from the UK.

The three drivers, all men in their thirties and forties, were questioned and the alcohol with a total value of over €6,000 and representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €3,000, was seized.

These seizures are part of Revenue's on going operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal alcohol in the shadow economy.

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal alcohol, they can contact Revenue in confidence on our confidential line  1800 295 295.

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