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Thursday 27 July 2017

Revenue seize 10,000 contraband cigarettes worth €5.5k

The seized cigarettes
The seized cigarettes
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Revenue have seized 10,000 contraband cigarettes worth a retail value of €5,500 in Co Kerry.

Yesterday evening, Revenue officers carried out a search under warrant of a house in the Killorglin area and uncovered the cigarettes branded ‘Marlboro Red’.

A Polish couple, a man in his 40s and a woman in her 30s, were questioned and the investigation remains active with a view to prosecution.

The search was part of an intelligence led operation targeting the shadow economy and the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products.

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