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Cigarettes worth €20,000 seized in raids on Dublin houses

In a separate development, a Lithuanian national was detained with over 12,000 cigarettes and hit with a two week jail sentence.

ILLEGAL CIGARETTES WORTH €19,448 have been seized following raids on two houses in the Dublin area.

Officers from the Revenue’s Customs Service based at Dublin Port carried out the searches. If sold on the black market, the cigarettes could have deprived the exchequer of €16,525 in terms of lost taxes.

In a separate operation at Dublin Airport, over 12,000 ‘Red Compliment Slim’ and ‘Blue Compliment Slim’ cigarettes were seized from a Lithuanian national who arrived on a flight from Moscow via Copenhagen on Monday.

He was arrested, charged, and hit with a two-week jail term, backdated to 8 December.

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