• April 18, 2024

Ireland: Illegal Factory Shut Down

 Ireland: Illegal Factory Shut Down
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Irish Revenue and Customs officers, in cooperation with the national police service, shut down an illegal tobacco factory in north Dublin, seizing over €630,000 ($683,550.55) worth of cigarettes, reports the BBC.

Customs officers confiscated 758,000 illicit Marlboro cigarettes and over 1.4 metric tons of raw tobacco.

If sold legally, the seized products would have generated €500,000 in tax revenue for the Irish government.

The equipment in the facility is believed capable of producing over 250,000 cigarettes an hour along with pre-processing and packaging facilities.