Revenue seize smuggled cigarettes in Mallow raid

Revenue seize smuggled cigarettes in Mallow raid
The 36,500 smuggled cigarettes seized in a search of a house in Mallow.

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.

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