Detector dog Kelly’s huge Halloween haul as smuggled cigarettes valued at €4million seized
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Detector dog Kelly’s huge Halloween haul as smuggled cigarettes valued at €4million seized

A DETECTOR dog helped Revenue officer seize more than 7million smuggled cigarettes at Dublin Port on Halloween.

Officers, with the assistance of canine Kelly and a mobile x-ray scanner, uncovered the haul of 7.2million cigarettes yesterday on freight that had arrived from Rotterham.

The seized cigarettes, branded ‘Excellence’ and ‘Gold Classic’, have a retail value of more than €4million.

Some of the cigarettes seized (Image: Revenue)
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That represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €3.2million.

Revenue says investigations are ongoing.

Anyone with information about smuggling or the sale of illegal tobacco products can contact Revenue in confidence on 1800 295295.