21,000 cigarettes seized in Cork city

21,000 cigarettes seized in Cork city

21,000 illicit cigarettes have been seized by Revenue in Cork city.

The cigarettes were branded 'Marlboro Gold' and 'Rothmans'.

The seizure was made during a house search carried out under a warrent obtained for the property in the south of Cork city.

The smuggled cigarettes have a retail value of over €11,500 representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €9,300.

A Latvian man in his mid twenties was questioned and a file is being prepared with a view to prosecution.


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