Revenue hound dog Elvis sniffs out illegal cigarettes worth €408,000

The cigarettes branded 'Jim' represented a potential loss to the Exchequer of nearly €300,000

Revenue hound dog Elvis sniffs out illegal cigarettes worth €408,000

Revenue detector dog Elvis. Image Revenue

Revenue detector dog Elvis has uncovered 670,000 contraband cigarettes at a business in County Meath.

Officials said the cigarettes branded 'Jim' have an estimated retail value of over €408,000 - representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of nearly €300,000. 

The seizure was part of an intelligence-led operation targeting the supply and sale of illegal cigarettes and tobacco.

Revenue is urging anyone with information about smuggling or the sale of contraband tobacco to contact them.

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