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19.38 12 Dec 2017


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Cigarettes, tobacco and a car have been seized in counties Cork and Kerry.

Revenue officers, supported by gardai, stopped and searched a car near Watergrasshill in Cork earlier today.

They seized 20,000 cigarettes, 1.5kgs of tobacco and the car.

A follow-up search was conducted at a house in Killarney. with the help of a detector dog.

A further 4.5kgs of tobacco was seized, along with €2,000 in cash.

The smuggled cigarettes - branded "Excellence" - and tobacco - branded "Flandria" - have a combined retail value of more than €14,000.

A Croatian man in his 30s and an Irish woman in her 40s were questioned in connection with the seizures.

Revenue officials say a file is being prepared "with a view to prosecution".


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