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Sunday 20 April 2014

Counterfeit cigarettes seized

The government wants to ensure all cigarettes boxes will be in plain packaging

Almost 7,000 counterfeit cigarettes have been seized by gardai north of Dublin.

Counterfeit DVDs were also confiscated at the Balbriggan Sunday Market.

During 2013 a specialist police unit has seized more than 60,000 items of contraband cigarettes and tobacco, 12,000 counterfeit DVDs and CDs and items of clothing and cosmetics, resulting in 10 arrests, all successfully prosecuted.

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