CORK: Cigarettes worth more than €11,000 have been seized by customs officials in Ireland.
The 24,400 cigarettes were recovered when officers, acting on a tip off, swooped on a man on board a flight from Poland. Around 18,000 cigarettes were discovered when they stopped the non-Irish national disembarking the flight from Warsaw at Cork airport.
A further 6,400 cigarettes were found during a follow up operation at an address in east Cork. The haul could have lost the exchequer around €9,000 in unpaid taxes.
In a statement the Office of the Revenue Commissioners said: “Investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.”