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Almost 300,000 euro worth of illegal cigarettes seized in Dublin

The cigarettes were concealed in a shipment described as tea tables.

More than half a million illegal cigarettes seized by customs officials at Dublin Port (Revenue Commissioners/PA)
More than half a million illegal cigarettes seized by customs officials at Dublin Port (Revenue Commissioners/PA)

More than half a million illegal cigarettes have been seized by customs officials at Dublin Port.

Some 584,000 cigarettes were discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched a shipment originating from China, which had arrived in Dublin from Rotterdam on Friday.

They were concealed in a shipment described as tea tables.

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The cigarettes were worth thousands of euros (Niall Carson/PA)

The unstamped cigarettes, branded Marlboro Gold and MB Blue, have been valued at over 292,000 euro.

The Revenue Commissioners said they represented a potential loss to the Exchequer of about 274,000 euro.

The seizure is part of the Revenue’s operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products in the shadow economy.

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