SOME 10.4million cigarettes have been seized by Revenue officers in Co. Monaghan.
The seizure took place on Friday, June 9, “as a result of routine profiling” the organisation confirmed.
The cigarettes, branded ‘Gold Mount’, have an estimated value of almost €8.2 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €6.4 million.
Investigations are ongoing, Revenue confirmed.
“This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting smuggling, shadow economy activity and the supply of illegal tobacco products,” a Revenue spokesperson said.
“If businesses, or members of the public, have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on phone number 1800 295 295.”