38 million cigarettes seized in Dublin Port

Customs officers have seized 38 million cigarettes with a retail value of €14.7 million in Dublin Port.

The Golden Eagiie brand cigarettes were smuggled into the country in four 40-foot maritime containers and originated in Vietnam. They arrived into Dublin port via Rotterdam.

Each container held 9.5 millions cigarettes.

Several people were interviewed and a premises was searched under warrant.

Documents seized as part of the investigation are currently being examined.

Investigations are ongoing nationally and internationally.

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