€1.6 million worth of cigarettes seized in Kildare during Revenue swoop

Three million cigarettes were seized at Newhall, Naas

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€1.3 million worth of cigarettes seized in Kildare during Revenue swoop

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Revenue officers seized 2.9 million smuggled cigarettes during a search, under warrant, of a premises in Newhall, near Naas, yesterday, Wednesday, April 3.

The cigarettes, branded ‘NZ’, originated in Belarus and have a retail value of over €1.6 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €1.3 million, according to Revenue. The seizure was made during an operation conducted as part of the Cross Border Joint Agency Task Force.

A man in his sixties was questioned and investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.