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.