Over 10 million cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

Gold Classic brand worth €4.6m arrived on ferry from Rotterdam

Some 10.4million cigarettes were seized by customs officers at Dublin Port today after arriving on a container shipped from Rotterdam.

The Gold Classic brand with an estimated street value of €4.6m were discovered by Revenue Customs officers in an unaccompanied container which arrived on a ferry from the Netherlands.

The find was part of an ongoing intelligence-led operation targeting the supply and sale of illegal cigarettes. The tobacco products represented a potential €3.7m loss to the Exchequer.

Revenue is continuing its investigations into the haul.


Anyone with information on the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes is asked to contact revenue on freephone number 1800 295 295

Genevieve Carbery

Genevieve Carbery

Genevieve Carbery is Deputy Head of Audience at The Irish Times