72,000 cigarettes seized from vehicle in Limerick

Wednesday, March 31

Revenue officers seized over 72,000 cigarettes with an estimated retail value of over €50,500, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €39,565.

The seizure was made as a result of a joint operation conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service and Gardaí from Limerick following the search of a vehicle in Limerick.

The illicit cigarettes were branded ‘L&M Red’, ‘L&M Blue’ and ‘Winston Blue’.

A Russian national in his 30s was questioned and investigations are ongoing.