Revenue seize more than 36,000 cigarettes in Co. Cork

Revenue seize more than 36,000 cigarettes in Co. Cork

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.

Revenue seize more than 36,000 cigarettes in Co. Cork

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

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