€1.4 million of alcohol seized at Dublin Port last month
Data released by the Revenue Commissioners today reveals that €1.4 million worth of alcohol was seized in Dublin Port alone in October 2019.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the tax collection body said: "In a series of operations in Dublin Port throughout the month of October, Revenue officers seized over 265,000 litres of alcohol."
229,449 litres of the alcohol seized were beer, while just 36,720 litres were wine. It is estimated that the smuggled products could have represented a loss of €735,000 to the Irish Exchequer.
The alcohol was discovered following the examination of eleven unaccompanied trailers that arrived separately into Dublin Port from the UK and Belgium, according to Revenue.
The announcements comes just a week after 600kg of tobacco was seized at the port, which could have cost the Exchequer as much as €275,000.
Businesses or members of the public with any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes or tobacco are urged to contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.