18/05/2016

Over 29,000 Cigarettes And Car Seized By Revenue Officers

Revenue officers have seized more than 29,000 illegal cigarettes during a series of searches in Finglas and Dublin city centre.

Officers made the seizure during the search of an apartment in Finglas and retail premises in Dublin on Tuesday.

A car, believed to have been used to transport the 'Marlboro' and 'Double Happiness' branded cigarettes, was also seized.

The combined retail value of the cigarettes is €15,330, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €12,200.

Officers were assisted by members of An Garda Síochána who arrested a man in his 30s at the scene when a quantity of controlled drugs valued at over €8,000 was also discovered.

These searches were part of an intelligence led operation targeting the illegal importation and distribution of contraband cigarettes within the Dublin region.

(MH/LM)

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