29/06/2016

400,000 Cigarettes Seized At Dublin Port

Revenue Officers at Dublin Port have seized 400,000 cigarettes, uncovered in a container that arrived from Armenia.

The contraband cigarettes were found concealed within pallets of paving bricks and were found when, as a result of routine profiling, a 20 foot container had arrived into Dublin Port from Armenia and was selected for scanning.

The L&M Soft Plus-branded cigarettes have a retail value of € 212,698, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €167,876. The seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal cigarettes in the shadow economy.

(MH/CD)

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