Customs seize nearly eight million cigarettes from container at Dublin Port

Revenue officers have seized 7.9 million smuggled cigarettes at Dublin Port.

The contraband arrived into the port on a vessel from Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

The cigarettes were identified in a shipping container said to contain "welding equipment" and "workshop machinery".

The seized cigarettes were 'cheap whites' branded “Business Royals” and “Gold Classic”, with a retail value of more than €4.3m, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of around €3.4m.

Investigations are ongoing.

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