Revenue seize 10,000 cigarettes at Dublin Airport

A man was brought before Dublin District Court this morning

Revenue seize 10,000 cigarettes at Dublin Airport

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Revenue officers seized more than 10,000 contraband cigarettes at Dublin Airport on Monday the 13th of February. 

The officers were acting on intelligence and stopped and searched a man who had arrived into Dublin Airport from Kiev via Paris.  

The man was arrested when more than 10,000 contraband cigarettes were found in a cardboard box in his checked-in suitcase.

The cigarettes were branded ‘L&M’ and ‘Parliament’ and are said to have a retail value of approximately €5,700, which represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of €4,500.

The 38 year old Latvian man was brought before Dublin District Court this morning the 17th of February, when Judge Anthony Halpin imposed a fine of €2,500.  

The revenue issued a warning to the public saying "The majority of people pay the right amount of tax and duty. If you know someone is evading tax or involved in smuggling, report it."