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26/09/2021

Almost 50,000 illegal cigarettes seized in Donegal

Almost 50,000 illegal cigarettes seized in Donegal

The illegal cigarettes seized in Ballybofey

Almost 50,000 illegal cigarettes have been seized in Donegal.

Revenue officers, with the assistance of detector dog Bill and following a search, under warrant, of a premises in Ballybofey seized over 49,000 cigarettes.

The unstamped cigarettes, branded ‘Rothmans’ and ‘NZ’ have an estimated retail value of more than €35,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €27,700.

A Lithuanian man in his forties was questioned in relation to the seizure.

The operation was part of a national operation carried out Revenue officers, which seen over 233,500 cigarettes, more than 8.9kgs of illegal drugs, cash in both Euro and Sterling and 440 litres of beer seized.

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