130,000 cigarettes were seized in Cork city today

130,000 cigarettes were seized in Cork city today

A total of 130,000 cigarettes, worth around €67,000, have been seized in Cork city.

The 'NZ Slims', which had arrived from Poland were seized at a commercial premises and were concealed in mannequins, similar to two previous seizures earlier this week.

In a separate operation, revenue seized 19 kilos of dried Khat worth €3,600 in Ennis in Co Clare.

Khat is a stimulant with similar effects to amphetamine. It comes from a leafy green plant of the same name and the fresher the leaves, the stronger the effect.

The drugs had arrived in a package which had originated from Kenya.

A 30-year-old Ethiopian man has been questioned at Ennis Garda Station.


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