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The seizure was made at a business premises in Meath yesterday.
The seizure was made at a business premises in Meath yesterday.
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Revenue dog Elvis sniffs out €408k worth of black market cigarettes in Meath

The find represents 33,500 packets of Jim branded cigarettes.
May 24th 2018, 8:23 AM 13,739 31

REVENUE OFFICERS AND a detector dog named Elvis made a significant seizure of black market cigarettes in Meath yesterday.

An intelligence-led operation directed the investigators to a business address in Meath where the discovery was made.

A total of 670,000 contraband cigarettes were recovered which Revenue says have a retail value of over €408,000 and a potential loss to the exchequer of almost €300,000.

The specific find represents 33,500 packets of Jim branded cigarettes.

Revenue is involved in the enforcement of taxation and is advising members of the public that they can pass on information on the smuggling or sale of illegal tobacco to the confidential phone number 1800 295 295.

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