17th March 2014, Monday
By Tom Collins
As a result of routine profiling, officers from Revenue’s Customs Service at Cork Airport last night, (Sunday), seized 120,000 cigarettes with a retail value of €56,886 and potential loss to the Exchequer of €43,770.
The “Marlboro” brand cigarettes were discovered in twelve suitcases, when officers stopped and searched four males as they disembarked a flight that had arrived in from Wroclaw.
Two Polish nationals in their twenties were arrested by officers, appeared at Cork District Court today and were remanded in custody to appear at Cork District Court tomorrow (Tuesday).
If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.