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Nose his job Detector dog smokes out 16,000 cigarettes being brought through Dublin Airport

The cigarettes have an estimated retail value of €11,400, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €9,000

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Cigarette (stock)

Cigarette (stock)

Cigarette (stock)

Alcohol and cigarettes worth more than €200,000 have been seized by Revenue officers in Dublin. 

More than 15,500 litres of various brands of wine were discovered following the search of a trailer that had arrived into Dublin Port from France.

The smuggled alcohol has an estimated retail value of almost €190,000, representing a loss to the Exchequer of over €101,000.

Separately, Revenue officers seized more than 16,000 Marlboro and L&B branded cigarettes as a result of routine operations at Dublin Airport last week.

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The cigs were discovered at Dublin airport

The cigs were discovered at Dublin airport

The cigs were discovered at Dublin airport

The cigs were discovered with the assistance of detector dog Wilson in the checked baggage of a passenger who had arrived on a flight from Krakow, Poland.

The cigarettes have an estimated retail value of €11,400, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €9,000.

Revenue says the seizures are part of ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and smuggling.

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