Sunday 27 May 2018

Detector dog helps sniff out 20,000 unstamped cigarettes in Revenue raid

Unstamped cigarettes seized on Saturday. Credit: Revenue
Unstamped cigarettes seized on Saturday. Credit: Revenue
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Revenue has announced details of a raid in which officers seized goods valued at €12,600.

The raid took place in Fermoy, County Cork on Saturday.

Officers seized 20,000 unstamped cigarettes, 30 litres of alcohol and a car.

The intelligence-led operation was carried out with assistance from Revenue tobacco detection dog Eva.

The cigarettes were branded NZ, L&M and Minsk. The value of the goods seized was €12,600, with a potential loss to The Exchequer of €9,800.

The car was also found to have kerosene in the fuel tank.

A man in his forties and a woman in her thirties, both from Lithuania, were questioned.

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