31,000 Euro worth of cigarettes, tobacco and cigars seized in Wicklow and Wexford

Revenue’s Customs Service have seized almost 45,000 cigarettes, 22.5kilos of tobacco and cigars with a total retail value of around €31,000  in Wicklow and Wexford.

In a specific campaign targeting illegal house sellers of tobacco products in Wicklow, officers seized 1,600 unstamped branded cigarettes and 1.2kilos of tobacco from two houses in Arklow and one in Wicklow Town.Files are being prepared for the DPP.

According to East Coast FM on Tuesday, in a joint operation with Gardai, officers seized over 43,200 unstamped well known brand cigarettes, more than 21 kilos of tobacco, 300 cigars and a quantity of vodka in Enniscorthy, County Wexford.

The seizure represented a potential loss to the Exchequer of about €25.000.

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