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major find Revenue seize cigarettes and €16,000 in cash from Dubai bound passengers at Dublin Airport

The cigarettes were found as a result of routine profiling in Dublin Airport.

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Dubai-bound cash seized at Dublin Airport

Dubai-bound cash seized at Dublin Airport

Cigarettes seized at Dublin Airport

Cigarettes seized at Dublin Airport

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Dubai-bound cash seized at Dublin Airport

Thousands of smuggled cigarettes and a large sum of money have been seized in Dublin Airport.

The cigarettes were found when Revenue officers stopped and searched the checked bag of a man travelling from Frankfurt on Friday

The 28,000 'NZ gold' cigarettes have an estimated retail value of €19,500 and would have presented a potential loss of €15,500 to the Exchequer.

The cigarettes were found as a result of routine profiling in Dublin Airport.

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Cigarettes seized at Dublin Airport

Cigarettes seized at Dublin Airport

Cigarettes seized at Dublin Airport

Also on Friday, officers had a separate find of €16,000 at Dublin Airport which is suspected to be the proceeds of, or the intended use in criminal activity.

Revenue officers found the cash as a result of routine profiling and stopped two passengers boarding a flight to Dubai.

Last Saturday at Dublin District Court, Revenue officers were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge Seamus Hughes.

Investigations into both seizures are ongoing.

These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting organised crime and the supply of illegal tobacco products. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling they can contact Revenue in confidence on the confidential free phone number 1800 295 295.

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