Revenue officers seize 25,000 cigarettes Co Cavan

Apr 15, 2021 17:04 By News Northern Sound
Revenue officers seize 25,000 cigarettes Co Cavan Revenue officers seize 25,000 cigarettes Co Cavan
Detector dog Bill assisted in the operation in Shercock, Co Cavan
Share this article

It was part of an intelligence-led operation yesterday.

Revenue officers seized have 25,000 cigarettes following a search at premises in Co. Cavan.

The unstamped cigarettes, branded 'Minsk' had been smuggled into the State from Russia.

On Wednesday, as a result of an intelligence-led operation - and with the assistance of detector dog Bill - 25,000 cigarettes were discovered in Shercock, Co. Cavan.


A Hungarian man in his twenties was questioned in relation to the incident.

Separately, in Dundalk, Co. Louth, Revenue officers seized over 6,000 cigarettes, with a Latvian man in his thirties questioned.

The cigarettes seized from both of these operations have a combined estimated retail value of more than €22,000, posing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €17,400.


Elsewhere yesterday, as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers seized 11,000 cigarettes at Dublin Airport, following a search of the checked baggage of a man that had disembarked a flight from Poland.

The smuggled cigarettes of various brands have an estimated retail value of €7,700, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €6,000.

The seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the supply of illegal tobacco products and the importation of illegal drugs.]

Share this article

NorthernSound Newsletter

Sign up now to keep up to date with the latest news.

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now! please check your email to confirm your subscription.