Sniffer dog finds tobacco worth €1m at Rosslare port
Man in his 40s questioned after more than two tonnes of substance discovered in truck
Detector dog Alfie who found the tobacco in a truck at Rosslare Europort. Photograph: Revenue/Twitter
More than two tonnes of smuggled tobacco has been found in a truck after it was checked by a sniffer dog in Rosslare.
The illegal tobacco had a retail value of more than €1 million and if sold it would have resulted in a loss to the exchequer of about €800,000, the Revenue service said.
The agency said officers seized the contraband and impounded the vehicle after it was stopped and searched in a routine operation with the assistance of detector dog Alfie.
Revenue said the driver, a man in his 40s, was questioned and investigations are continuing with a view to prosecution.