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This is what five million cigarettes looks like

They were seized in Cork.

REVENUE HAS SEIZED five million cigarettes with a retail value of €2.5 million.

5m Cigarettes in Cork

The Eton brand cigarettes, described on the manifest as ‘cardboard boxes’, were uncovered in a container which arrived into the Port of Cork on Monday having travelled from Malaysia via Singapore and Rotterdam.

Investigations are continuing.

This is what five million cigarettes looks like
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In two other recent operations, officers from Revenue’s Customs Service also seized a further 22,200 cigarettes and 300 litres of alcohol.

Today they seized approximately 300 litres of alcohol and 4,200 cigarettes with a total retail value of over €5,400 at Dublin Port.

The alcohol and cigarettes were discovered when officers stopped and searched an Irish-registered van that disembarked a ferry from Liverpool. The van was driven by an Irish-resident Lithuanian national conducting a courier business.

Yesterday officers seized 18,000 Winston brand cigarettes with a retail value of almost €9,000 at Dublin Airport.

The cigarettes were found in the luggage of a 25-year-old Moldovan female when she arrived on a flight from Moscow via Charles De Gaulle, France. She appeared at the Criminal Courts of Justice oday and was remanded in custody until next Tuesday.

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Órla Ryan

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