Revenue officers have seized over 65,000 unstamped cigarettes and €1,530 in cash in Cork City.
The search of a residential property was carried out, under warrant, as part of an intelligence-led operation targeting the illegal sale of tobacco products.
The cigarettes, branded Minsk, Marlboro and NZ, were discovered yesterday with the assistance of detector dog, Eva.
The cigarettes had a combined retail value of over €39,000, representing a loss to the Exchequer of approximately €31,000.
Officers also seized €1,530 cash, suspecting it to be the proceeds of, or intended for use in criminal activity.
A Lithuanian man, aged in his 30s, was questioned.
The man appeared at Cork District Court today where Judge Patricia Harney granted Revenue officers a three-month cash detention order to allow for further investigations to be carried out.
Investigations are ongoing.