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Customs officials seize nearly 33,000 cigarettes at Dublin Airport

32,800 ‘Traditional’ cigarettes, with a retail value of around €14,000, are seized from a man who had flown in from Dubai.

Image: Andrei Pungovschi/AP

OFFICERS FROM THE REVENUE Customs Service have seized 32,800 cigarettes in a search at Dublin Airport today.

The cigarettes – of the ‘Traditional’ trand – were discovered in two cases taken from a 40-year-old man, giving an address in Northern Ireland, after disembarking from a flight from Dubai.

The seized cigarettes have an estimated retail value of €14,000, and would have posed a potential loss to the exchequer of around €12,500.

The arrested man appeared in Dublin District Court this morning charged with the seizure, and was remanded in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court next Tuesday.

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