REVENUE officers have seized over 25,000 cigarettes in Limerick city as part of a planned operation.
The officers - from Revenue’s Customs Service - seized the illegal cigarettes, which have a potential retail value of €11,000 and a potential loss to the exchequer of over €8,500, in Limerick city this Wednesday.
Officers executed a search warrant at the private residence of a Chinese national in his forties, who was questioned.
The investigation is ongoing with a view to prosecution.
If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800-295295.