Over 234,000 cigarettes seized at Dublin Airport

Over 234,000 cigarettes seized at Dublin Airport

Over 234,000 cigarettes were seized at Dublin Airport yesterday.

Revenue officers discovered the cigarettes as part of routine profiling.

The cigarettes were branded 'Benson & Hedges' were found concealed in 17 boxes which were described as 'metal transistors'.

The boxes had arrived via Amsterdam on a flight from China.

The cigarettes had an approximate value of €126,000 and represent a loss to the Exchequer of €110,000.

Investigations are ongoing.

More on this topic

Revenue question man after seizing cash and cigarettes in MayoRevenue question man after seizing cash and cigarettes in Mayo

Two arrests after seizure of 2,500 cigarettes and €18k in cashTwo arrests after seizure of 2,500 cigarettes and €18k in cash

Revenue seize €1.6 million worth of cigarettes in KildareRevenue seize €1.6 million worth of cigarettes in Kildare

Bus worker caught selling almost 10,000 cigarettes online fined €2,500Bus worker caught selling almost 10,000 cigarettes online fined €2,500


More in this Section

Gardaí hope to bring charges today in connection with fatal Wexford stabbingGardaí hope to bring charges today in connection with fatal Wexford stabbing

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael ‘open’ to debate with Sinn FéinFianna Fáil and Fine Gael ‘open’ to debate with Sinn Féin

Michael McGrath: Fine Gael 'becoming increasingly desperate'Michael McGrath: Fine Gael 'becoming increasingly desperate'

Suicidal man found twice in one night by volunteersSuicidal man found twice in one night by volunteers


Lifestyle

Their passion for the adventures of JK Rowling’s famous wizard cast a love spell on Cork couple Triona Horgan and Eoin Cronin.Wedding of the Week: Passion for Harry Potter cast spell on Cork couple

Gareth Hanrahan is garnering quite a reputation as a fantasy author. He tells Ed Power how some of his novels’ settings are inspired by old Cork.Cork author Gareth Hanrahan reveals his dark materials

The raucous new version of the Dickens classic is winning much praise, writes Laura Harding.'He was always my David Copperfield': No colour bar for modern take on Dickens' classic

Alexa Chung and Tan France join forces for new, high-stakes, competition series Next In Fashion.Next in Fashion: Alexa and Tan team up for fab fashion series

More From The Irish Examiner