Cigarettes seized at Rosslare Port
Revenue Officers seized 13,000 cigarettes at Rosslare Europort when they stopped and searched a van as it disembarked a ferry from France.
The cigarettes were found hidden in a chest freezer unit concealed in the back of the van.
The van was stopped and searched following routine profiling and the combined retail value of the smuggled cigarettes, branded 'Chesterfield Blue', 'Kiss', 'Bond Street', 'American Blend' and 'Bayron' is approximately €6,800 and represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €4,100.
An Irish resident was interviewed and a file is being prepared for prosecution.