Thursday 23 March 2017

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

Geraldine Gittens

Photo: Revenue.ie
Photo: Revenue.ie
Photo: Revenue.ie

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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