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.