Gardaí question man as Customs make €65k cigarette seizure in Dublin

Customs officers have seized 88,000 cigarettes and 69kg of roll your own tobacco in Dublin’s north inner city.

The goods were seized from a lock-up unit and had an estimated retail value of €65,000 with a potential loss to the Exchequer of €55,000.

The cigarette brands seized included ‘Dorchester’, ‘Don’, ‘Excellence’, ‘Jin Ling’ and ‘Gold Classic’ while the tobacco included ‘Turner’, ‘Original Virginia’, ‘Samson’ and ‘Golden Virginia’.

An Irish man in his sixties was questioned in relation to the seizure and investigations are continuing with a view to sending a file to the DPP.

Anyone with information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes or tobacco can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.

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