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Man questioned after Revenue seizes more than 27,000 illegal cigarettes

The discovery was made after a vehicle that arrived from France was searched.

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A MAN IN his 30s has been questioned after more than 27,000 contraband cigarettes were seized in Co Wexford earlier today.

The seizure was made at Rosslare Europort this morning, when a Revenue dog found 27,360 cigarettes after an Irish-registered vehicle was stopped and searched after arriving from Cherbourg in France.

The illegal cigarettes, which were branded Marlboro Gold, had a retail value of over €17,000 and represented a potential loss to the Exchequer of almost €14,000.

An Irish man was questioned in relation to the seizure, and investigations are ongoing with a view to a prosecution.

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