Gardaí uncover an illegal cigarette factory in Dundalk
The factory could have produced huge amounts of cigarettes and alcohol.
Gardaí from Dundalk, assisted by the Northern Regional Armed Support Unit and officers from the Department of Revenue carried out a search of a warehouse at Knockbridge, Co. Louth early this morning on 30 March, 2019.
As a result of the search Gardaí uncovered a alcohol bottling plant and a cigarette manufacturing factory, used for producing counterfeit goods.
According to An Garda Síochána, this factory had the capability of producing cigarettes and alcohol with a value of up to €25 million.
No arrests were made during the search and investigations are ongoing.
Photos from the scene show the materials and devices used in the production of the goods.