Cigarettes worth over €3,500 seized in Dublin

The smuggled cigarettes - branded ‘Rothmans’ and ‘L&M’ were found in two parcels that originated in Greece

Cigarettes worth over €3,500 seized in Dublin

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Revenue officers have confiscated 7,000 contraband cigarettes in north Dublin.

The smuggled cigarettes - branded ‘Rothmans’ and ‘L&M’ - were seized during a routine operation in the Finglas area.

Revenue said the two parcels originated in Greece.

The cigarettes have a retail value of over €3,500 and represent a potential loss to the exchequer of over €3,000.

Investigations are ongoing; however no arrests have been made.

Revenue said the seizures are part of its ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal cigarettes in the “shadow economy.”

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes or tobacco, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.