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Woman quizzed as Revenue seize major cigarette haul in Louth

The haul of cigarettes uncovered today represented a loss to the Exchequer of €6,000. Revenue say investigations are ongoing.

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The haul of cigarettes recovered by Revenue officers in Co. Louth this morning, Photo Credit: Revenue

A Lithuanian woman was quizzed by Revenue officers on Tuesday after officers seized approximately 12,000 cigarettes in a raid in Co. Louth.

The search, under warrant, of a residential property in the county uncovered the cigarettes with an estimated retail value of over €7,600.

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The haul represented a potential loss to the Exchequer of €6,000. The cigarettes, found with the assistance of detector dog Bill, were branded ‘Minsk’, ‘NZ’ and 1,69′.

The woman was questioned and Revenue say investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.

The seizure was part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products.

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.

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