Sunday 17 December 2017

Customs find cigarettes worth €4.7m

Brendan Farrelly

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.

Irish Independent

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