Tuesday 20 August 2019

More than 27,000 illegal cigarettes seized at Rosslare Europort

Revenue Officers seized 27,360 cigarettes in Rosslare Europort
Revenue Officers seized 27,360 cigarettes in Rosslare Europort
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A MAN is being questioned after more than 27,000 illegal cigarettes were seized.

27,360 cigarettes were discovered by Revenue detector dog Gus in an Irish-registered vehicle as it arrived in Rosslare Europort from Cherbourg, France.

The cigarettes, which were branded 'Marlboro Gold' are worth €17,000 and represent a loss of almost €14,000 to the Exchequer.

A man in his 30s is being questioned in connection with the seizure.

Revenue Detector Dog Gus
Revenue Detector Dog Gus

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on our confidential line 1800 295 295.

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