MORE than 36,500 smuggled cigarettes have been found by Revenue in a house in Mallow.
The cigarettes were seized after detector dog Eva sniffed them out during a search of the house under a warrant.
A Revenue spokesman said: “The search took place after a quantity of the seized cigarettes had initially been identified by Revenue officers in a freight consignment originating in the UK, listed on the manifest as ‘advertising stuff’."
"The seized cigarettes were branded ‘Pect Blue’ and ‘NZ Slims’, with a retail value of approximately €21,900, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €17,300.”
A file is now being prepared for the DPP after a Polish man was questioned about the seizure.