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Cigarettes seized

Wednesday, 5th September, 2018 4:48pm

Detector dog Eva has earned a well-deserved treat after her work on Tuesday.

Revenue officers, with help from Eva, seized over 36,500 smuggled cigarettes when they carried out a search, under warrant, of a house in Mallow.

The search took place after a quantity of the seized cigarettes had initially been identified by Revenue officers in a freight consignment originating in the UK, listed on the manifest as ‘advertising stuff’.

The seized cigarettes were branded ‘Pect Blue’ and ‘NZ Slims’, with a retail value of approximately €21,900, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €17,300.

A Polish man in his 30's was questioned at the scene by Revenue officers and a file is being prepared for the DPP.

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