Sunday 26 October 2014

Revenue seizes 1.1m cigarettes in Dublin Port

Anita McSorley

Published 27/05/2014 | 12:57

Customs have seized millions of cigarettes
Customs have seized millions of cigarettes

OFFICERS from the Revenue seized more than one million contraband cigarettes worth an estimated €516,000 at Dublin Port yesterday.

The ‘Benson and Hedges’ brand cigarettes arrived into Dublin Port yesterday from the United Arab Emirates and were concealed in a roll-on roll-off container in a shipment described as ‘foil containers’.

The 1.1 million cigarettes have an approximate value of €516,000 and would have had a loss to the Exchequer of €430,000.

The latest seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting organised gangs involved in the smuggling of illegal cigarettes. Investigations are continuing both nationally and internationally.

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