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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 Revenue 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

Also: Could e-cigarette ads like this showing smoking on air be coming to Irish TV?

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