Revenue seize massive quantity of cigarettes in Meath

The shipment of cigarettes
The shipment of cigarettes

The Revenue have seized a haul of cigarettes in Meath valued at well over €5m.

The cigarettes were found in a container that arrived in Dublin Port last Thursday from Vietnam, via Singapore and Rotterdam.

The load was described as being 'timber furniture' but on inspection it was found that 10 million cigarettes, branded 'American Legend' were in the shipment.

Investigations into the haul are ongoing.