Nine million cigarettes worth €6.8 million seized at Dublin airport 5 days ago

Nine million cigarettes worth €6.8 million seized at Dublin airport

Investigations are ongoing.

Nine million cigarettes were seized at Dublin Port on Friday (13 May), with an estimated value of €6.8 million.

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The discovery was made as a result of routine profiling, and with the assistance of a mobile X-Ray scanner and Waffle, the detector dog.

The consignment of illegal cigarettes branded "Lambert & Butler" represented a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €5.3 million.

Investigations are ongoing.

Revenue is asking businesses or members of the public to share any information they may have regarding smuggling.

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Those with information can contact Revenue in confidence via the free phone number, 1800 295 295.