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Ireland authorities seize 35,000 contraband cigarettes

Ireland authorities seize 35,000 contraband cigarettes

DUBLIN: In an intelligence-led operation in the Moore Street area, officers obtained a warrant and searched a house in Dublin’s north inner city.

They found 10,600 Marlboro, MG, BN and Eagle cigarettes and 8.5kg of Eastenders tobacco.

On Monday, in a separate operation, over nearly 22,500 cigarettes were discovered along with 41 litres of alcohol at Dublin Port.

A Northern Irish-registered car that a Polish national was driving was also seized. He had been on a ferry from Holyhead.

In the third operation in Enniscorthy, officers got a warrant to search a private house and found 1,940 counterfeit cigarettes and around 4kg of tobacco. The brands included Marlboro, L&M, West and Casa Blanca.

 

A Polish man in his 40s was questioned and investigations are continuing.

Revenue asks anyone who has any information on the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes or tobacco on Freephone 1800 295 295.