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Tobacco, beer and wine worth €300,000 seized at Rosslare

Tobacco, beer and wine worth €300,000 seized at Rosslare
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Over the course of last week, as a result of three separate routine operations at Rosslare Europort, Revenue seized approximately 77.5kgs of β€˜roll your own’ tobacco, almost 26,000 litres of beer and more than 11,800 litres of wine.

On Saturday, Revenue officers seized approximately 77.5kgs of tobacco and over 500 litres of wine, with a combined estimated retail value of €61,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €46,000.

The smuggled tobacco and alcohol were discovered with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner, following the search of an Irish registered truck and its accompanying trailer that had disembarked a ferry from Le Havre, France.

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On the same day, Revenue officers seized almost 26,000 litres of beer following the search of a Polish registered truck that had disembarked a ferry from Dunkirk, France.

The smuggled alcohol had an estimated retail value of over €103,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €48,000.

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Finally, last Tuesday, the 20th of September, Revenue officers seized almost 11,300 litres of wine with an estimated retail value of over €137,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €73,000, following the search of an unaccompanied trailer that had arrived on a ferry from Zeebrugge, Belgium.

Investigations are ongoing following these operations.

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