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Ireland Revenue officers seize 600,000 Marlboro cigarettes worth €304,000

Ireland Revenue officers seize 600,000 Marlboro cigarettes worth €304,000

DUBLIN:  Revenue officers have seized 600,000 ‘Marlboro’ brand cigarettes with a retail value of €304,000 at Dublin Port.

The cigarettes were discovered when officers examined a large wooden crate which had arrived from the Far East.

The consignment was described as “safety footwear”, but when examined it was found to contain cigarettes concealed beneath a layer of shoes.

Investigations are ongoing with a view to referring a file for criminal prosecution.

These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal cigarettes in the shadow economy.