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Sniffer dog finds two tonnes of tobacco on lorry at Rosslare Europort

More than two tonnes of tobacco has been found in a truck after it was checked by a sniffer dog.

The Polish-registered lorry, which was supposed to be carrying a cargo of plastic, was stopped at Rosslare Europort after driving off a ferry from Cherbourg in France.

The illegal tobacco had a retail value of more than a million euro and if sold it would have resulted in a loss to the Excehquer of about 800,000 euro, the Revenue service said.

The agency said officers seized the contraband and impounded the vehicle after it was stopped and searched in a routine operation with the assistance of detector dog Alfie.

Revenue said the driver, a man in his 40s, was questioned and i nvestigations are continuing with a view to prosecution.

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