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.
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.