Almost 6.5 million smuggled cigarettes seized

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The unearthing was made in a shipping container arriving from Vietnam, via Rotterdam, which was state to contain ‘paper’.

Revenue officers deployed a mobile x-ray scanner to relate the cigarettes, ‘cheap whites’ branded «Jin Ling» on Wednesday evening.

The seized freight have a retail value of €3.5m representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of take €2.8m.

Further searches were carried out by revenue officers in counties Roscommon and Waterford.

This latest usurpation brings to almost 15 million the number of smuggled cigarettes that Takings have seized, entering the country in containerised cargo, in the last two weeks.

The search into the seizure is ongoing.

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