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Illegal cigarettes seized in Longford

Sep 22, 2021 19:09 By Shannonside News
Illegal cigarettes seized in Longford Illegal cigarettes seized in Longford
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Gardai made the discovery on Monday of this week.

Over 5,000 illegal cigarettes have been seized in Longford.

On Monday, Gardaí from Longford, Roscommon/Longford Divisional Drugs Unit with assistance from Revenue customs dog Bailey seized 5160 cigarettes & 17 pouches of tobacco at a commercial premises in the town.

The seizure was made as part of an intelligence lead operation where cigarettes with a saleable value of €3,870 and the tobacco with a saleable value of €680 were seized.

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The total loss to the exchequer is calculated at €3,575.

An Garda Síochána are liaising with Revenue in this matter and investigations are ongoing.

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