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Clever customs dog finds 8 million cigarettes hidden in window frames

The cigarettes were seized from a Latvian-registered truck at Dublin port.

THIS CLEVER DETECTION dog has uncovered an elaborate concealment of eight million cigarettes on a truck in Dublin Port.

In an operation at the weekend, customs officers stopped a Latvian-registered truck and trailer disembarking a ship which had sailed from Rotterdam. Detection dog Casey uncovered the cigarettes which were hidden within the glazing spaces of window frames.

Source: Revenue

The Minsk Capital, NZ Gold and Pect brand cigarettes are believed to have originated in Belarus. In total, they are believed to have a retail value of over €4 million. Investigations are continuing.

Source: Revenue

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes or tobacco, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.

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