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Thousands of cigarettes seized in Cork

Friday, 10th January, 2020 10:54am

Detector dog Eva has done it again!

Nearly 15,000 cigarettes were seized at Cork Airport yesterday as a result of routine profiling by staff. 

The unstamped cigarettes were discovered following a positive indication by detector dog Eva and a subsequent search by Revenue Officers of the checked luggage of a male passenger arriving on a flight from Kiev via Amsterdam

A spokesperson for Revenue said: “Revenue officers at seized 14,600 cigarettes of various brands including Marlboro Gold, Lucky Strike, Camel Blue and Winston Xspression at the airport. Investigations are ongoing in relation to all seizures.”

This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity.

Meanwhile, Revenue officers at Dublin Mail Centre, assisted by detector dog Bailey, seized almost 1.2kg of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €23,580 yesterday too while also as a result of routine profiling,

Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized approximately 1kg of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €10,000. The illegal drugs were discovered in two parcels which originated in the United States. The concealed drugs were declared as ‘toys’ and were destined for addresses in Dublin.
 

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