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Almost 40,000 cigarettes found in checked-in luggage at Cork Airport

November 5th, 2019 4:43 PM

By Southern Star Team

The cigarettes were found in suitcases

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THE Revenue officers have discovered almost 40,000 unstamped cigarettes during the search of a passenger’s checked-in luggage on arrival in Cork Airport off a flight from Lagos, Nigeria via Paris.

The ‘Benson & Hedges’ branded cigarettes have an estimated retail value of approximately €19,500 representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €16,700.

The cigarettes were discovered on Monday.

A man in his 30’s, a Nigerian national, was interviewed and investigations are ongoing.

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