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

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 4:43pm
Almost 40,000 cigarettes found in checked-in luggage at Cork Airport

The cigarettes were found in suitcases

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.