Revenue seize ‘roll your own’ tobacco worth €1.7 million in Meath

Revenue officers seized over €1.7 million worth of ‘roll your own’ tobacco, from a commercial premises in Meath today.

2,500kgs of the illicit tobacco, branded ‘Flandria Virginia’ was seized by revenue officers.

It originated in the Netherlands and has an estimated retail value of over €1.7 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €1.4 million.

This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and the supply of illegal tobacco products.

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on the confidential free phone number 1800 295 295.

Investigations are ongoing.