02/08/2007

Cigarettes Seized In Dublin Raids

Operation Hawkeye has led to thousands of cigarettes being uncovered in premises across Dublin.

Customs and Gardai based at Store Street in Dublin carried out a series of coordinated searches around the city and the operation targeted individuals engaged in the supply and sale of contraband cigarettes.

More than 200,000 cigarettes and almost 90kgs of roll-your-own tobacco were uncovered in one of the premises alone during the search.

Computer equipment and documentation will be examined after Customs officers also removed them during the search.

A number of people are helping with enquiries and files will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

(SB/SP)

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