pounds 300k cigs are seized.
The 1.5 million Superkings cigarettes were found hidden in a consignment of carpets arriving from Belgium.
A Revenue Commissioners spokesman said that tax lost to the exchequer on that number of cigarettes would total pounds 222,000.
The consignment was discovered in a shipping container at Tivoli Docks in Cork and the seizure was made as a result of a routine search.
Although Gardai have managed to curb the open sale of illegal cigarettes on the streets, many tax-free cigs are being delivered directly to smokers' doors in several Dublin suburbs.
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Sep 19, 2000|
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