Contraband alcohol and cigarettes seized in Dublin

Operations were carried out at Dublin Port and Dublin Airport

Contraband alcohol and cigarettes seized in Dublin

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More than 29,000 smuggled cigarettes and 155 litres of alcohol have been seized in Dublin in recent days.

They were discovered as part of routine operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal alcohol and tobacco products.

Revenue officers at Dublin Port and Dublin Airport seized over 29,000 smuggled cigarettes, four kilos of tobacco and 155 litres of alcohol.

On Saturday and Sunday, Revenue officers at Dublin Airport seized more than 28,000 contraband cigarettes carried by passengers arriving from Dubai and Moldova.

At Dublin Port on Monday morning, a van arriving from France was found to be carrying the contraband alcohol, tobacco and 1,600 cigarettes.

Two Polish men were questioned.

The total value of the seized product was over €19,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €15,000.