Tobacco worth over €7,000 seized at Portlaoise Mail Centre

Sniffer dog Max gave a positive reaction to a parcel

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Some 15kgs of tobacco products have been seized at a mail centre in Portlaoise.

The tobacco was discovered following routine profiling.

The Revenue sniffer dog, Max, gave a positive reaction to a parcel.

It that had been sent from an address in Spain to locations in Northern Ireland and Co Louth.

Revenue sniffer dog, Max | Image: Revenue

The contraband tobacco, branded 'Amber Leaf', had a value in excess of €7,100.

Revenue say this represents a potential loss to the exchequer of approximately €5,700.

Investigations are on-going.