Two million cigarettes worth over €1m seized at Dublin Port

Revenue officers seized 2.3 million smuggled cigarettes at Dublin Port on Monday.

The seized cigarettes, which originated in Belarus, have a retail value of over €1.2m, and represent a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €1m.

They had arrived at the port in a container from Rotterdam and were found as a result of routine profiling by officers.

Revenue says that investigations are ongoing.

Yesterday, 12,000 unstamped cigarettes were seized by Revenue officers during the search of a house in North County Dublin.

The cigarettes, branded Marlboro Gold, originated in the Ukraine and have an estimated retail value of over €6,400.

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