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Wednesday 21 February 2018

Revenue seizes 1.1m cigarettes in Dublin Port

Customs have seized millions of cigarettes
Customs have seized millions of cigarettes

Anita McSorley

OFFICERS from the Revenue seized more than one million contraband cigarettes worth an estimated €516,000 at Dublin Port yesterday.

The ‘Benson and Hedges’ brand cigarettes arrived into Dublin Port yesterday from the United Arab Emirates and were concealed in a roll-on roll-off container in a shipment described as ‘foil containers’.

The 1.1 million cigarettes have an approximate value of €516,000 and would have had a loss to the Exchequer of €430,000.

The latest seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting organised gangs involved in the smuggling of illegal cigarettes. Investigations are continuing both nationally and internationally.

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