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Customs seize cash and tobacco in raid

Customs seize cash and tobacco in raid

Revenue officers have seized more than 120,000 cigarettes and nearly 13kg of tobacco in Co Louth this year.

The 124,500 seized cigarettes include ‘Excellence’, ‘Marlboro’, ‘MG’, ‘Jing Ling’, ‘JIM King’, ‘L&M’, ‘NZ Gold’, ‘Marble’, ‘Regal’, and ‘Winston’ brands.

The tobacco brands include ‘Amberleaf’, ‘Flandria’ (Yellow and Green) and ‘Samson’.

€7,470 in cash, and a car was also seized during these operations.

According to Customs officials the contraband tobacco products have a retail value of over €74,000 representing a potential loss of more than €59,800 to the Exchequer. 

Several people have been questioned, and files are being prepared with a view to prosecution.

Anyone with information about contraband activity is asked to contact Revenue’s Confidential Freephone 1800 295 295.