9.5 million contraband cigarettes were seized by Revenue officers in the past week in operations in Dublin, Meath and Tipperary.
Story by Céimin Burke
On Wednesday morning Revenue officers searched a house in Cashel, Co Tipperary, and seized over 39,000 ‘MG’ brand cigarettes. A man in his 40s was questioned and a file is currently being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
6.6 million cigarettes were seized at a warehouse in Co. Meath. The container of “Royale Pacific” brand cigarettes originated in Vietnam, and had arrived into Dublin Port on Monday, from Rotterdam. The smuggled cigarettes were described as “Shower room linen baskets” on the manifest.