Revenue seizes 18,000 cigarettes at Dublin Airport

Revenue seizes 18,000 cigarettes at Dublin Airport

This afternoon Revenue officers, assisted by detector dog Frankie, uncovered more than 18,000 contraband 'NZ' cigarettes in the checked in luggage of a 42-year-old Estonian man.

The smuggled cigarettes, with an estimated retail value in the region €9,700 represent a potential loss to the Exchequer of around €7,700.

The man was arrested and brought before Dublin District Court this afternoon, where Judge Miriam Walsh remanded him in custody to Cloverhill prison until next Friday.

If you know someone is evading tax or involved in smuggling, you can report it to Revenue by calling 1800 295 295.


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