Revenue seize 48,000 cigarettes in Cavan and Dublin

Revenue seize 48,000 cigarettes in Cavan and Dublin

Almost 50,000 counterfeit cigarettes have been seized in the past week.

It follows searches in Cavan and Dublin.

Following the search of a home in Cavan yesterday evening, Revenue officers seized just over 41,000 unstamped cigarettes.

The cigarettes branded NZ, West, and Pall Mall have a retail value of €26,000.

The detection was made with the help of Revenue detector dog Bill.

Meanwhile, Revenue officers at Dublin Port seized cigarettes and alcohol worth almost €10,000 during a routine search last Friday of a vehicle which came from Romania via Holyhead.

An additional 165 litres of alcohol comprising of vodka, beer and wine was also seized from the vehicle.

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