The men from Lithuania are to appear in court Saturday
Two men have been arrested at Cork Airport after 14,000 contraband cigarettes were found in their baggage.
It followed routine profiling by Revenue officers.
The two Lithuanian men had arrived on a flight from Tenerife.
The men aged in their 30s are being held in Togher garda station.
The smuggled cigarettes - branded 'Bravo', 'BN' and 'L&M Blue' - have a retail value of more than €7,500.
Revenue say this represents a potential loss to the exchequer of €4,500.
The pair are set to appear in Cork District Court on Saturday.