Revenue dog sniffs out tobacco and alcohol in Cork

An operation took place over the last week

Revenue dog sniffs out tobacco and alcohol in Cork

Revenue sniffer dog Carby is seen in this file photo | Image: Revenue/RollingNews.ie

Contraband tobacco products and vehicles have been seized by Revenue officers in Cork.

It followed intelligence-led enforcement operations in Fermoy and Cork city.

Last Tuesday Revenue officers and members of An Garda Síochána - along with Revenue's detector dog Harvey - discovered 2kgs of Marlboro Light tobacco and four litres of illicit spirits in Fermoy.

A saloon car was also seized.

In a follow-up search of a house in Cork city, Revenue officers seized 3,360 contraband cigarettes branded L&M.

A Lithuanian man aged in his 30s was questioned and a prosecution file is being prepared.

While this Tuesday Revenue officers seized 2.5kgs of Amber Leaf tobacco at a car park on the Kinsale Road in Cork city.

A commercial vehicle was also seized.

An Irish man in his 20s was questioned and a prosecution file is being prepared.

The total value of the tobacco products seized was €4,200, with a potential loss to the exchequer of over €3,300.