Almost 40,000 cigarettes seized in west Dublin

The combined retail value of the seized cigarettes is €20,895

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More than 39,800 contraband cigarettes have been seized in west Dublin.

They were found following the search of a car and subsequent search of a business premises in the Dublin 15 area.

The car was also seized by Revenue officers.

The searches and seizures came as part of an intelligence-led operation targeting the illegal importation and distribution of counterfeit cigarettes in the Dublin area.

Two men were questioned about the seizures of the Marlboro branded cigarettes, which represented a potential loss to the Exchequer of around €16,656.