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Cigarettes and counterfeit alcohol seized by Customs

Customs officers and gardaí carried out searches at two properties in Limerick city on Friday.

Some of the items sezied by the Revenue's Customs officers on Friday.
Some of the items sezied by the Revenue's Customs officers on Friday.
Image: Revenue Commissioners

CUSTOMS OFFICERS seized over 86,000 cigarettes and 25 litres of counterfeit alcohol during a planned operation on Friday in Limerick.

The Revenue’s Customs Service says it also seized 16 kilos of roll-your-own tobacco, as well as DVDs and fireworks.

Officers and gardaí carried out searches at two properties in Limerick city as part of an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of illegal cigarettes.

The brands involved in the seizure include Gold Classic, Superking, Palace, Marlboro and Golden Virginia. Revenue officials say the items seized have a combined retail value of €45,000 with the potential loss of over €35,000 to the exchequer.

One man aged in his 40s was questioned in relation to the searches and the investigation is continuing.

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