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€14,500 worth of cigarettes and tobacco seized on M1 motorway in Louth
A large quantity of cigarettes and tobacco have been seized following the search of a car in Co Louth
Revenue officers, supported by the Garda Armed Support Unit, seized 20,000 cigarettes, 5kg of tobacco and the Peugeot car in which they were transported, when it was intercepted travelling south on the M1 motorway today.
The smuggled cigarettes, branded “Regina”, and the tobacco, branded “Amber Leaf”, have a combined retail value of more than €14,500, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €11,600.
The driver of the car, who was in his late 20s, was questioned and investigations are ongoing.