Revenue seizes more than five million cigarettes in Cork and Dublin

Revenue seizes more than five million cigarettes in Cork and Dublin

More than five million cigarettes, with a retail value of €2.5m, have been seized by Revenue at the Port of Cork.

Revenue seizes more than five million cigarettes in Cork and Dublin

The 'Eton' brand cigarettes which were described on a ship's manifest as "cardboard boxes" were uncovered in a container which had travelled from Malaysia via Singapore and Rotterdam.

Revenue seizes more than five million cigarettes in Cork and Dublin

At Dublin Port, around 300 litres of alcohol was seized and more than 4,000 cigarettes were found on an Irish-registered van that disembarked a ferry from Liverpool.

Revenue seizes more than five million cigarettes in Cork and Dublin

Yesterday, at Dublin Airport, 18,000 Winston brand cigarettes worth almost €9,000 were found in the luggae of a 25-year-old Moldovan woman who had arrived on a flight from Moscow via Charles De Gaulle.

Revenue seizes more than five million cigarettes in Cork and Dublin

She appeared in court today where she was remanded in custody until next Tuesday.

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