Revenue Seizes cigarettes at Cork Airport

Contraband found in 12 suitcases after four males on flight from Poland searched

Officers from Revenue’s Customs service at Cork Airport seized 120,000 cigarettes with a retail value of €56,886 and potential loss to the exchequer of €43,770. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Officers from Revenue’s Customs service at Cork Airport seized 120,000 cigarettes with a retail value of €56,886 and potential loss to the exchequer of €43,770. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Tue, Mar 18, 2014, 11:58

The Customs service announced yesterday it had seized a large quantity of cigarettes at Cork airport and that two people were arrested.

A spokesman said that as a result of routine profiling, officers from Revenue’s Customs service at the airport seized 120,000 cigarettes with a retail value of €56,886 and potential loss to the exchequer of €43,770. The cigarettes were discovered in 12 suitcases, when officers stopped and searched four males as they disembarked from a flight that had arrived from Poland.

Two Polish nationals in their 20s arrested by officers appeared at Cork District Court yesterday and two were remanded in custody to appear today.