Revenue seizes 10,000 contraband cigarettes at Dublin Airport

Man (38) fined €2,500 for attempt to smuggle illegal goods in checked-in bag

The attempt to evade duty and taxes would have cost the exchequer €4,500. Photograph: Revenue Commissioners

The attempt to evade duty and taxes would have cost the exchequer €4,500. Photograph: Revenue Commissioners

 

Revenue officers, acting on intelligence, have stopped and searched a man who arrived into Dublin Airport from Kiev via Paris .

On Monday the man was arrested when more than 10,000 contraband cigarettes were found in a cardboard box in his checked-in suitcase.

Potential loss

The cigarettes, branded L&M and Parliament, have a retail value of approximately €5,700 and represent a potential loss to the exchequer of €4,500.

The 38-year-old Latvian was brought before Dublin District Court on Friday morning where Judge Anthony Halpin imposed a fine of €2,500.