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Wednesday 16 October 2019

40,000 illegal cigarettes seized

OFFICERS from Revenue's Customs Service seized approximately 40,000 illegal cigarettes at Rosslare Europort.

They said the cigarettes, seized when a car was stopped and searched after disembarking from a ferry from France on Thursday night, had a retail value of approximately €20,000 and a potential loss to the Exchequer of €15,000 at Rosslare Europort.

The seizure was the result of routing profiling and the cigarettes were deeply concealed in the car which was specifically modified for this purpose.

A Lithuanian national was arrested and taken to Wexford Garda Station.

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