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Revenue stop 130,000 cigarettes marked "school goods" from hitting the market

The cargo has a street value of around €68,300.

REVENUE HAS SEIZED a large cargo of cigarettes with a retail value of around €68,300.

The action took place last Friday and saw the cargo of 130,000 cigarettes stopped from entering the market.

The product had been imported from Greece and was hidden within a shipment described as “school goods”.

20141206_111135 The seized cargo Source: Revenue

RGD cigarettes are manufactured in China and are generally not legally available on the Irish market.

It is estimated that the sale of the cigarettes would have resulted in a loss of €50,100 – assuming that they would have displaced the equivalent full tax paid on legitimate goods.

Read: 600,000 dodgy Marlboro cigarettes found hidden under flip-flops

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