Officers from Revenue's Customs Service seized more than 10.3m cigarettes with a retail value of more than €4.7m over the weekend at Dublin Port, it was revealed today.
Revenue’s mobile scanner revealed the 'Don Corleone' brand cigarettes concealed in a 40 foot container which had arrived into Dublin Port from Belgium.
The cigarettes were described on the manifest as "paper handkerchiefs".
Investigations are ongoing.
Businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes or tobacco, can contact Revenue in confidence on freephone number 1800 295 295.