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Revenue discover illegal tobacco haul hidden in mannequins

Revenue discover illegal tobacco haul hidden in mannequins
Revenue discover illegal tobacco haul hidden in mannequins
Revenue discover illegal tobacco haul hidden in mannequins

Officers from Revenue and members of the gardai seized 445,000 cigarettes in Cork yesterday with a retail value of approximately €222,500.

Revenue’s sniffer dog Harvey uncovered approximately 42,000 unstamped 'NZ Slim' cigarettes which were concealed inside mannequins at a commercial premise in Cork city.

A UK registered van was seized  along with 403,000 NZ Smilms and Septs brand cigarettes during a follow up search in Skibbereen.

Two Polish males and one Lithuanian male, all in their 30s, were interviewed and files are being prepared for consideration.