18/03/2014

Customs Seize 120,000 Illegal Cigarettes

Cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €57,000 have been seized by customs officers at Cork Airport.

Some 120,000 Marlboro cigarettes were discovered in 12 suitcases that had arrived on a flight from Wroclaw, Poland.

Garda arrested two men, understood to be Polish nationals, in connection with the find.

Revenue has asked businesses or members of the public who may have information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes to contact them on 1800-295-295.

(MH)

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