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Pics: 100,000 cigarettes in unmarked boxes seized in Munster

The cigarettes were seized from a Ford Transit van on the Tipperary/Limerick border this afternoon.

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REVENUE COMMISSIONERS AND Gardaí have seized 100,000 illegal cigarettes on the border between Limerick and Tipperary.

The search operation was carried out this afternoon as part of an investigation into smuggling.

The Jin Ling and Golden Seagiies cigarettes, which had a retail value of €47,000, were discovered in unmarked brown boxes in a Ford Transit van which was stopped near Castleconnell.

The van was seized and the driver, a man in his 30s from outside of Ireland, was arrested and taken for questioning at Nenagh Garda Station.

A file is being prepared for the DPP.

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All pics via Revenue Commissioners

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