Some of the items seized by Customs and Gadraí today in North Louth.
Revenue Officers targeting mineral oil laundering and tobacco tax fraud have seized large quantities of illicit goods including fuel, cigarettes and alcohol following a search of a residential premises in the Dundalk area of North Louth.
The search was a joint operation carried out by Revenue’s Customs Service and An Garda Síochána under the auspices of the Cross Border Joint Agency Taskforce.
The following items were detected and seized:
In addition, fuel tank offences were detected in two private motor vehicles at the residence resulting in the imposition of a €2,000 penalty in lieu of forfeiture.
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A man in his 50s was interviewed and investigations are ongoing.
These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting fuel laundering, and the supply and sale of illegal alcohol and tobacco products in the shadow economy.
If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.