Customs seize cigarette haul
Published 30/12/2011 | 05:00
CONTRABAND cigarettes worth more than €11,000 were seized at Dublin Airport yesterday.
Customs officers following through on an intelligence-led operation seized 26,540 cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €11,500.
A man and woman from Lithuania and a Romanian woman, all in their 20s, were arrested after they were stopped and searched on a flight from Zurich.
The suspects are alleged to be part of an Eastern European cigarette-smuggling gang. They were released without charge but a file has been prepared for the DPP.