10m illegal cigarettes seized in County Louth

Boxes of Platinum Brand cigarettes
Image caption,Almost 10 million cigarettes labelled Platinum Brand were discovered in County Louth

Cigarettes worth over €8.2m (£7.2m) have been discovered after a vehicle was searched in County Louth on Friday, Revenue Ireland has said.

About 9.8m illicit cigarettes, branded Platinum Seven, were found with the assistance of detector dog, Toby.

Officials said it represented a loss of about €6.4m (£5.6m) to the Irish exchequer.

The seizure was made as part of an intelligence-led operation between Revenue Ireland officers and gardaí targeting the supply of illegal tobacco products.

Toby the detector dog
Image caption,Detector dog Toby assistance Revenue officers and police to track down the illegal stash

Revenue Ireland said a man in his 60s has http://zorozuno.com/ been questioned and investigations were ongoing.

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