Customs officers seize €1.4m of contraband cigarettes in Rosslare14/04/2012 - 21:34:11
Customs officers have seized 3.5 million cigarettes at Rosslare Europort.
The "L&M" brand cigarettes have a retail value of €1.4m and represent a potential loss to the Exchequer of €1.2m.
The contraband cigarettes arrived into Rosslare in a container on a ferry from Cherbourg earlier today.
The consignment originated in Spain and was manifested as "paper products".
The Romanian driver of the Irish-registered truck, owned by an Ireland-based haulage company, was interviewed.
Investigations are ongoing nationally and internationally.
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