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Customs seizes €93k of cigarettes, cash in Ireland

Customs seizes €93k of cigarettes, cash in Ireland

CORK: Customs officers have seized €38,000 ($126,042) worth of cigarettes and tobacco and €55,000 in cash in two separate operations in Cork.

The seizure represents a potential loss to the exchequer of more than €31,000. Around 60,000 unstamped cigarettes and a car were seized in the Watergrasshill area of the county.

In a follow-up search in East Cork, one of Revenue’s tobacco and cash dogs, Harvey, uncovered a further 30kgs of tobacco along with €55,000 in cash. Revenue said investigations into the seizures are ongoing.