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Over 140,000 cigarettes seized at Dublin Airport

Revenue’s Custom Service searched 23 passengers from the same flight at Dublin Airport last night.

Image: Paul Faith/PA Wire

REVENUE’S CUSTOMS Service claims its officers intercepted a major cigarette smuggling operation at Dublin Airport last night.

Officers searching 23 passengers who arrived on a flight from Chisinau, Moldova via Budapest, Hungary seized 140,800 cigarettes.

The brands involved in the seizure include L&M, Winston, Lucky Strike and Marlboro.

The Revenue says that the cigarettes have a retail value of €59,840, with the potential loss to the Exchequer of €57,728.

The Customs Service is appealing to anyone who may have information regarding the sale or smuggling of illegal cigarettes to contact them on 1800 295 295.

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