Illegal Cigarettes

ILLEGAL CIGARETTES

8 million contraband cigarettes have been seized in Wexford.

The “Aroma” brand cigarettes are worth more than 4.2 million euro, with a potential loss to the Exchequer of around 3.3 million.

They were seized yesterday following searches of a number of premises in the Enniscorthy area, by Revenue officers acting on intelligence.

The cigarettes had arrived into Dublin Port from Vietnam, via Rotterdam, last Friday in a container consigned as ‘Garden Furniture’.

It brings the total number of cigarettes seized so far this year to more than 36 million.

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