Revenue seize 10,000 contraband cigarettes in Lucan

By Mark Keane

Revenue officers seized 10,000 unstamped cigarettes in Lucan on Monday -  and questioned a man and woman.

The search of a private residence in Lucan, carried out under warrant, resulted in the seizure of branded ‘NZ Gold’ cigarettes - which had originated from Belarus. 

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Seized cigarettes

In a statement released by Revenue, a spokesperson said: "Revenue officers seized 10,000 unstamped cigarettes following a search, carried out under warrant, of a private residence in Lucan. 

“The seized cigarettes, branded ‘NZ Gold’, originated in Belarus.

"A man and woman, both in their 50s, were questioned.” 

According to Revenue, a separate seizure of 10,000 unstamped 'NZ Gold' cigarettes were seized on Tuesday in Dublin Port, with the seizures having a combined retail value of €11,000.

Revenue said that investigations are “ongoing with a view to prosecution”.

The seizure in Lucan is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal drugs and tobacco products.

Anybody with information on someone evading or involved in smuggling can report it by contacting Revenue’s Confidential Freephone at 1800 295 295.

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