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Customs seize 54,000 cigarettes in Fermoy

A man in his 60s has been questioned in relation to the seizure.
Feb 25th 2012, 5:53 PM 2,734 11

CUSTOMS OFFICERS SEIZED 54,000 cigarettes in Fermoy, Co Cork today.

The ‘Bon International’ brand cigarettes have a retail value of €23,000 and represent a potential loss to the Exchequer of €18,300.

They were seized by officers from the Revenue’s Customs Service based in Cork city.

The Revenue said that an Irish male in his 60s was questioned in relation to the seizure and a vehicle which was transporting the cigarettes has been seized.

The Revenue added that if businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes, they can contact them in confidence on freephone: 1800 295 295.

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