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Cigarettes hidden in 12 suitcases seized at Cork Airport

Officers stopped and searched four men as they disembarked a flight from Wroclaw last night.

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CUSTOMS OFFICERS AT Cork Airport last night stopped and searched four males arriving from Wroclaw, Poland, and seized 120,000 cigarettes.

The ”Marlboro” brand cigarettes were discovered in twelve suitcases as a result of routine profiling, according to Revenue’s Customs Service.

The 120,000 cigarettes had a retail value of €56,886 and potential loss to the Exchequer of €43,770.

Two Polish nationals aged in their 20s were arrested by officers, appeared at Cork District Court today and were remanded in custody to appear at Cork District Court tomorrow.

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.

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