Monday 24 July 2017

Revenue officers and gardai seize 70,000 cigarettes, tobacco and cannabis worth €74k - and €20k in cash


Geraldine Gittens

Revenue officers seized 20,000 smuggled cigarettes and seven kilograms of tobacco in Dundalk yesterday.

Gardaí were called to the scene when herbal cannabis and cannabis resin worth €63,000, and €20,000 in cash, were also found. 

No arrests were made and investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.

The cigarettes and tobacco, branded “Excellence” and “Flandria” respectively, represent a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €11,000.

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