26th April 2014
By Tom O’Sullivan
Revenue Seizes Tobacco and Counterfeit Vodka in Cork
In an intelligence led operation, Officers from Revenue’s Customs Service
seized 56kgs of illegal tobacco and 20 cases of counterfeit vodka on the M8
near Fermoy last night (25/04/14 ). The seizure has a total retail value of
The tobacco and vodka were discovered when Revenue officials and Gardai
stopped and searched a large commercial vehicle on the M8 near Fermoy. They
were concealed in a large air conditioning unit which was bolted to the
floor in the rear of the van. The goods and the vehicle were seized when
tobacco dog Harvey reacted in the rear of the vehicle.
The driver, a male non-Irish national in his 50s was arrested and a file is
being prepared for the DPP.