Man and woman arrested after flying into Dublin Airport with 27,000 cigarettes

Marlboro Gold-branded cigarettes have an estimated retail value of over €14,500

Man and woman arrested after flying into Dublin Airport with 27,000 cigarettes

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Customers officers have seized more than 27,000 cigarettes after stopping a man and woman at Dublin Airport.

Revenue said the two Moldovan nationals were searched and arrested yesterday following “routine profiling”.

The Marlboro Gold-branded cigarettes are said to have a retail value in excess of €14,500, representing a loss of around €11,600 to the exchequer.

The pair, both in their 30s, had arrived in Dublin on a flight from Istanbul. The cigarettes were found in their checked-in baggage.

They appeared in Dublin District Court this morning and were remanded in custody to Cloverhill Prison.

The man and woman are due back before the same court on Monday.