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Detector dog helps seize 28,000 smuggled cigarettes at Dublin Airport

The cigarettes have a retail value in excess of €15,000.

image1 Frankie the detector dog alongside the seized cigarettes.

Revenue officers at Dublin Airport seized 28,000 smuggled cigarettes yesterday – with the help of detector dog Frankie.

The cigarettes have a retail value in excess of €15,000, representing a potential loss of over €9,000 in taxes that would be paid to the Government.

The seizure was made when officers stopped and searched two passengers who had arrived on a flight from Frankfurt.

image2 Source: Revenue

The passengers were questioned and a 24-year-old Moldovan woman was arrested. The woman was brought before Dublin District Court this afternoon, where Judge Halpin remanded her in custody.

She will appear in court again next Tuesday 8 November.

The majority of people pay the right amount of tax and duty. If you know someone is evading tax or involved in smuggling, report it.

Contact Revenue’s Confidential Freephone 1800 295 295.

Comments have been closed as a case is ongoing.

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