Revenue officers have seized more than 36,500 smuggled cigarettes in Co. Cork.
Helped by Revenue detector dog Eva, officers searched a house in Mallow yesterday after some of the cigarettes had initially been identified by officers in a consignment coming from the UK, listed on the manifest as ‘advertising stuff’.
The seized cigarettes were branded ‘Pect Blue’ and ‘NZ Slims’, and had a retail value of around €21,900, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €17,300.
A Polish man in his 30s was questioned at the scene by officers and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
- Digital Desk