Revenue officers seize almost €2m worth of illegal cigarettes

Revenue officers seize almost €2m worth of illegal cigarettes
The cigarettes seized at Dublin Port today. Picture: Revenue Commissioners

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.

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