60,000 cigarettes seized by Revenue at Rosslare Europort

The cigarettes have a retail value of over €32,500

60,000 cigarettes seized by Revenue at Rosslare Europort

Image: Revenue

Revenue officers at Rosslare Europort seized approximately 60,000 cigarettes on Thursday.

The cigarettes have a retail value of over €32,500.

Officers made the discovery after they stopped and searched two cars that disembarked a ferry from Cherbourg.

Detector dog Alfie assisted in the searches, and the smuggled cigarettes were found concealed throughout the cars and in a large metal container.

Revenue's detector dog Alfie | Image: Revenue

The cigarettes were branded 'L&M' and 'NZ Superslim Gold'.

A Lithuanian man in his 30s, who is currently a resident in Ireland, was questioned and his vehicle was seized.

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).