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Cigarettes seized at airport

As part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal cigarettes, officers from
Revenue’s Customs Service at Shannon Airport on Wednesday seized 70,000 cigarettes with a retail
value of €33,600 and a potential loss to the exchequer of €28,500.

The “Sept Wolves” cigarettes were concealed in a consignment of airfreight which had arrived into
Shannon from China. Investigations are ongoing.

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


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