Almost 130,000 contraband cigarettes and 11kg of tobacco were seized today from three commercial premises in north Dublin.
The haul, which had the potential loss of €50,000 to the exchequer, was found during a joint operation by customs officers from Dublin Port and gardaí.
During a series of coordinated raids officers uncovered 129,000 cigarettes and 11kg of “roll-your-own” tobacco.
Nobody was arrested at the scene, but a number of people were said to have helped with inquiries.
Files are being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
A Revenue spokesman said the search was a successful operation.
“We are confident that information gleaned during this action will assist us in future operations,” he said.
“The cigarettes seized are a mix of brands, including Mayfair, Marlboro, L&M and Dorchester, that will assist us in identifying further contraband.”
He added that further operations were being planned.