€1.5m seizure of Dublin-bound cigarettes in Spain

A shipment of contraband cigarettes worth €1.5m, which was believed to be headed for Ireland, has been seized in Spain.

Nine hundred cases of cigarettes were found hidden in a container which arrived at the Basque port of Bilbao from south-east Asia.

Spanish authorities believe they were destined for Dublin.

Detectives are now hunting for those behind the smuggling attempt.


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