Customs seize €11.5k of cigarettes at Dublin Airport

Officers from Revenue's Customs Service have seized 26,540 cigarettes at Dublin Airport with an estimated value of €11,500.

Two Lithuanians and a Romanian, all in their twenties and believed to be operating as part of an Eastern European cigarette smuggling gang, were stopped and searched by officers having arrived on a flight from Zurich in Switzerland.

The 'L&M' and 'Marlboro' branded cigarettes were discovered in three suitcases and had been bought in Russia.

Files are being prepared for the DPP.

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