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.

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