Sunday 21 January 2018

Airport customs seize cigarettes

Cigarettes worth more than 11,000 euro have been seized by customs officials
Cigarettes worth more than 11,000 euro have been seized by customs officials

Cigarettes worth more than 11,000 euro have been seized by customs officials in Cork.

The 24,400 Marlboro Gold branded cigarettes were recovered when officers, acting on a tip off, swooped on a man on board a flight from Poland.

Around 18,000 cigarettes were discovered when they stopped the non-Irish national disembarking the flight from Warsaw at Cork airport.

A further 6,400 cigarettes were found during a follow up operation at an address in east Cork.

The haul could have lost the exchequer around 9,000 euro in unpaid taxes.

In a statement the Office of the Revenue Commissioners said: "Investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution."

Press Association

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