9.2 million illegal cigarettes seized at Dublin Port by detector dog
The cigarettes have an estimated retail value of €6.9 million.
9.2 million cigarettes were seized at Dublin Port in a raid on Friday morning, 22 October.
The contraband was discovered via routine profiling and with the assistance of a mobile x-ray scanner and a detector dog by the name of Kelly.
It is estimated that the seized cigarettes boast a retail value of €6.9 million, according to Revenue officials.
The consignment of illegal cigarettes, branded 'Kingdom', originated in Bulgaria, and are said to have have cost the Exchequer a potential loss of €5.4 million.
Investigations are ongoing in relation to Revenue's operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal tobacco.
The public is encouraged to contact Revenue in confidence if they have any information regarding smuggling via their freephone number on 1800 295 295.