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Customs seize 88,000 cigarettes from inner-city unit

Published 13/05/2014 | 02:30

Customs have seized thousands of cigarettes
Customs have seized thousands of cigarettes

Customs officers have seized a substantial haul of illegal cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco after raiding a lock-up premises.

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Officers found 88,000 cigarettes and 69kg of tobacco when they searched the unit in Dublin's north inner city yesterday.

A man in his 60s was questioned about the find. After follow-up inquiries have been completed, a file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions to determine if there should be criminal charges.

The seized goods had an estimated retail value of €65,000 and represented a potential loss to the Exchequer of €55,000.

Irish Independent

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