Sunday 17 December 2017

Woman (30s) questioned in connection with discovery of €14,000 worth of contraband cigarettes

Credit: Revenue
Credit: Revenue

A woman in her 30s has been questioned in connection with the recovery of contraband cigarettes worth over €14,000.

The 27,000 unstamped cigarettes were discovered as part of a search under warrant of an apartment in Swords Co Dublin on Friday.

Branded ‘Marlboro Gold’ and ‘L&M, they have a retail value of more than €14,175, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €11,300.

A Slovakia woman was questioned and investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.

The seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products.

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.

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