Customs find cigarettes worth €4.7m
Customs officers yesterday uncovered a massive haul of more than 10 million cigarettes with an estimated street value of €4.7m.
They were found at Dublin Port when officers examined a container.
A total of 10.5 million cigarettes were packed into large cardboard boxes. A spokesman for customs said the cigarettes represented a potential loss to the Exchequer of about €3.5m
The haul was made up of 6.8 million Mayfair cigarettes and 3.7 million Benson and Hedges brand cigarettes.
No arrests have been made.
Customs officers also uncovered €183,000 worth of cannabis when a van drove off a ferry in Rosslare Europort yesterday. The ferry arrived from the UK.
A man and woman were being questioned last night at Wexford garda station.