Customs Seize over 2 million Cigarettes in Rosslare Harbour
Officers from Revenue's Customs Service based in Rosslare Harbour, today (04/12/2010) seized over 2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €1 million and a potential loss to the exchequer of €750,000.
Officers intercepted and examined a 40-foot container which had arrived from Cherbourg.
The consignment of cigarettes was concealed in a shipment described as 'stone'
One man in his forties was detained and is being questioned.
A confidential free phone number (1800 295 295) was introduced earlier this year for members of the public to provide Customs with any information they may have regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes.