A 69-YEAR-OLD woman has received a four-month custodial sentence after being charged in connection with a cigarette seizure in Dublin Airport on Monday evening.
Officers from the Revenue’s Customs Service seized 11,600 cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €5,399 at Dublin Airport on Monday. They say the haul represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of €4,575.
The 69-year-old Lithuanian woman, who had arrived on a flight from Copenhagen, was searched by officers who discovered “Bond” brand cigarettes in her suitcase.
She was arrested and appeared before Judge Denis McLoughlin in the Criminal Courts of Justice on Tuesday, where a custodial sentence of four months was imposed.