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Tipperary Search Uncovers Illegal Cigarettes

Cigarettes to the value of €3,400 have been seized here in Co Tipperary.

The discovery was made following a warranted search by Revenue officials, at a house in Tipperary town, south of the county on yesterday afternoon.

The illegal 5,800 cigarettes; the sale of which represent a potential loss to the Irish Exchequer of approximately €2,700, are understood to have originated in Poland, and were branded ‘L&M Blue’, ‘L&M Red’, and ‘P3CT’.

A motor vehicle was also seized as part of this intelligence led operation.

A man aged in his mid forties has been questioned regarding the matter, and a file is being prepared with a view to further prosecution.

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