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Customs make €4.7m bust of 'Don Corleone' fags in Dublin port

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Customs make €4.7m bust of 'Don Corleone' fags in Dublin port
Customs make €4.7m bust of 'Don Corleone' fags in Dublin port

Customs officers discovered a stash of ‘Don Corleone’ cigarettes disguised as paper handkerchiefs at Dublin Port.

The shipment, which was concealed in a 40-foot container, had arrived from Belgium.

They were detected by customs’ mobile scanner as a result of routine profiling.

Revenue’s Custom Service are reporting the investigation as ongoing.

The seizure was part of the Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal cigarettes.

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes or tobacco, they are asked to contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.