Cigarettes Seized at Rosslare
Officers from Revenue's Customs Service at Rosslare yesterday, (19/04/2012), seized 32,800 cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €14,300 and a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €11,500.
The 'Marlboro' brand cigarettes were discovered when officers stopped and searched the car of a male Polish national in his 30's, who had travelled by ferry from Cherbourg, France. The cigarettes were deeply concealed in the car.
The seizure was as a result of profiling.
If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.