Revenue officers find 30,000 cigarettes hidden in mattress

Tuesday, April 13

Revenue Officers seized approximately 29,600 cigarettes at Rosslare Europort on Monday.

The illegal cigarettes were discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched a Czech registered van that had disembarked a ferry from Cherbourg, France. 

The search, which was carried out with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner, led to the discovery of the cigarettes concealed within a mattress in the load.

A Czech national in his 40’s was questioned.

Separately, Revenue officers seized 40,000 cigarettes at Dublin Airport today following the search of checked baggage from passengers that had disembarked a flight from Sofia, Bulgaria.