9,400 cigarettes seized from checked baggage at Dublin airport

Friday, April 9

Revenue officers at Dublin airport seized 9,400 cigarettes following a search of the checked baggage of a man and a women that had disembarked a flight from Bucharest, Romania.

The smuggled cigarettes, of various brands, has an estimated retail value of €6,500 representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €5,000.

Separately, Revenue officers seized over 1kg of herbal cannabis at a premises in Cork city.

The illegal drugs, with an estimated value of €20,600, were discovered concealed within two stereo speakers that had been sent from the UK and were destined for an address in Cork city.