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 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.
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.