Revenue Detector dog Waffle was hard at work yesterday in the port of Dublin and managed to find massive illegal tobacco worth 1.24 million euros.
The huge find of two tonnes was made during routine searches in the port.
It was found hidden in A4 boxes marked “multifunctional paper” and had come from Hong Kong.
A spokeswoman for revenue said: “Yesterday (04/01/2021), as a result of routine profiling and with the help of the detector dog Waffle, seized revenue over 2 tons of tobacco in the port of Dublin.
The smuggled tobacco was hidden in A4 boxes marked as “multifunctional office paper” that originated in Hong Kong and estimated a street value of over 1.24 million euros, which corresponds to a potential loss for the Ministry of Finance of about 1 million euros.
“Investigations are ongoing.
“This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations focused on the shadow economy and the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products. If companies or the public have any information about smuggling, they can contact Revenue Trust on toll-free telephone number 1800 295 295.”
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