Customs seize more than a million cigarettes at Dublin Airport

Customs officers have seized more than 1.1 million cigarettes as part of an intelligence operation at Dublin Airport.

Up to €516,000 worth of Benson and Hedges-branded cigarettes were hidden in a shipping container which arrived from the United Arab Emirates yesterday.

They had been declared as "foil containers".

Investigations are continuing both domestically and internationally.

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