Revenue officers have seized 10 kilos of contraband tobacco and an Audi A6 car, when they carried searches under warrant of a number of private houses in Waterford City.

That’s after an intelligence-led operation took place on Friday 23rd February.

The seized tobacco, branded ‘Flandria Golden Blend Virginia’, has a retail value of approximately €5,000 and represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €4,000.

Two men, one in his forties and the other in his thirties, were questioned. A file is being prepared with a view to prosecution.

These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal alcohol, or tobacco products, they can contact Revenue in confidence on confidential phone number 1800 295 295.

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