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Dublin: 14 °C Thursday 9 July, 2020

20,100 cigarettes concealed in car are seized

The cigarettes were worth almost €10,000.

Close-up of cigarettes
Close-up of cigarettes

CIGARETTES CONCEALED IN a Renault car were seized by Revenue today.

Officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized 20,100 cigarettes in Rosslare Europort, with a retail value of €9,661 and a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €8,200.

The Customs x-ray scanner indicated an anomaly after scanning a vehicle that arrived in on a ferry from France.

Following investigations by Revenue officers, the ‘Minsk Mini-Slims’ cigarettes were discovered concealed in the Renault car.

A 30-year-old Lithuanian man was questioned in connection with the seizure, and investigations are ongoing.

Businesses or members of the public who have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes, are invited to contact Revenue in confidence on freephone 1800 295 295.

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