Nearly 30,000 cigarettes seized at Dublin apartment

A woman aged in her 30s was questioned

Nearly 30,000 cigarettes seized at Dublin apartment

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Revenue Officers have uncovered approximately 27,0000 unstamped cigarettes after a search in Dublin.

The search of an apartment in Swords was carried out under warrant.

The contraband cigarettes are branded 'Marlboro Gold' and 'L&M'.

They have a retail value of more than €14,175 - representing a potential loss to the exchequer of around €11,300.

A Slovakian woman aged in her 30s was questioned, and investigations are on-going with a view to prosecution.

This seizure is part of Revenue operations targeting the shadow economy and the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products.

If businesses or members of the public have information, they can contact Revenue in confidence on 1800-295-295.