Irish Customs dog sniffs out €13k of illegal cigarettes in Macroom, Co Cork

15 June 2016
By Tom O’Sullivan


Today, Revenue officers, assisted by detector dog Harvey and acting on intelligence, seized 25,000 cigarettes following the search under warrant of a house in Macroom, Co. Cork.

The cigarettes, branded “Marlboro”, “L&M”, “Mayfair” and “Che”, have a retail value in excess of €13,000, representing a loss to the Exchequer of approximately €10,400.

A Polish man and woman in their 30s have been interviewed and investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.

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