7.2 million smuggled cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

The cigarettes were found when freight from Rotterdam was examined by Revenue officers in Dublin.

7.2 million smuggled cigarettes were seized by Revenue officers in Dublin Port yesterday.

The seized cigarettes, branded ‘Excellence’ and ‘Gold Classic’ have a retail value of more than €4m, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €3.2m.

They were discovered when officers conducted a routine examination of freight which arrived in Dublin from Rotterdam.

The search was assisted by detector dog Kelly.

Investigations are ongoing.

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