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Revenue Commissioners A Customs official holds some of the cigarettes seized at Dublin Port today.
# Cigarettes
Over 400,000 cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
Customs officials from the Revenue Commissioners have seized around 77.5 million cigarettes so far this year.

CUSTOMS OFFICERS today seized 410,000 cigarettes from a Northern Ireland-registered commercial vehicle at Dublin Port.

The ‘Regal’ cigarettes have a retail value of €175,000, with a potential loss to the exchequer of €137,000, according to the Revenue Commissioners.

So far this year, Customs officials have seized around 77.5 million cigarettes with a potential retail value of €32.5 million. They have also seized a over €566,300 in cash during searches at a number of entry and exit points such as ports and airports.

Almost €9 million in cash has been seized by Customs since the beginning of 2005.

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