Thursday 21 June 2018

Smuggled cigarettes worth €1 million seized at Dublin Port

Two million smuggled cigarettes were found at Dublin Port this morning
Photo: Revenue
Two million smuggled cigarettes were found at Dublin Port this morning Photo: Revenue
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Smuggled cigarettes worth over €1 million were found hidden in a shipping container today.

Revenue Officers seized the "Richman" branded cigarettes that had arrived in Dublin Port concealed in a 20-foot shipping container which originated in Dubai.

The consignment had been marked as household goods which were addressed to Dundalk and had been selected for examination after routine profiling.

The contraband cigarettes have an estimated retail value of over €1 million and represent a potential loss to the Exchequer of around €890,000.

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