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13th May 2020

Over €500,000 of illegal vodka seized at Dublin Port

Carl Kinsella


Somebody was evidently planning a pretty major party.

On Tuesday (12 April), Revenue officers at Dublin Port discovered and seized 13,500 litres vodka. According to a statement issued today, the smuggled alcohol has an estimated retail value of €510,000, representing a loss to the exchequer of €326,781.

The discovery was made when officers investigated an unattended trailer that had arrived from Belgium.

Investigations into the illegal alcohol are now underway.

Since 1 January 2020, over 265,000 litres of alcohol with a retail value in excess of €1,000,000 has been seized in Dublin Port.

Revenue has asked that any 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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