Smuggled cigarettes worth €4m seized
Published 19/12/2011 | 12:18
ALMOST €4m worth of cigarettes that were smuggled into Dublin disguised as sports socks have been seized.
Gardai and officers from Revenue's Customs Service discovered the cigarettes in a Co Monaghan premises in an intelligence sweep on Saturday.
The nine million President brand cigarettes, which arrived in Dublin Port in a ship from Malaysia, are worth €3.8m and could have cost the Exchequer €3.2m.
"Revenue would like to remind anyone tempted to buy cheap cigarettes from an irregular source of supply that there is a high possibility they are buying counterfeit goods, which provide an unknown set of health risks as the product is not the subject of quality control," a Revenue spokesman said.