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Ten million cigarettes worth €4.2m seized in Cork Port

The haul was discovered on a boat travelling from Malaysia. The cigarettes would have represented a loss to the Exchequer of €3.5m.

Club 88 cigarettes - first such seizure in Ireland
Club 88 cigarettes - first such seizure in Ireland
Image: Revenue/PA Wire

CUSTOMS OFFICERS IN Cork have seized cigarettes worth €4.2m on a ship travelling from Malaysia.

The cigarettes would have represented a loss to the Exchequer of €3.5m in unpaid taxes, reports RTE.

The massive haul was concealed in a container labelled as ‘paper stationery’ and customs officers say it’s the first time the brand of cigarettes has been seized in Ireland.

A total of 54m cigarettes have been seized in Ireland so far this year, with a price tag of €22.5 million attached to the total haul.

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