Revenue officers seize 45,000 cigarettes at Dublin Airport

Revenue officers seize 45,000 cigarettes at Dublin Airport

Revenue officers at Dublin Airport seized 45,000 cigarettes yesterday.

Officers stopped and searched a passenger who had arrived from Nigeria via Frankfurt.

The cigarettes, branded ‘Benson & Hedges’ have a retail value of €27,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €21,375.

The passenger, a 35-year-old Nigerian man, was arrested and appeared in Dublin Metropolitan District Court, where he was remanded in custody to Cloverhill until Monday, 28 May.

Revenue officers seize 45,000 cigarettes at Dublin Airport

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