Revenue officers have seized cigarettes worth almost €2m at Dublin Port.
4.1m cigarettes branded MG, Viceroy and Marhaba were concealed in a 45-foot container.
The consignment from Rotterdam had been marked as containing rice cakes.
The cigarettes have a retail value in excess of €1.9m and represent a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €1.6m.
Investigations into the seizure are ongoing.