Truck stopped at Dublin Port was carrying 4.1 million illegal cigarettes

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A massive consignment of illegal cigarettes has been stopped by Customs officers after they picked a truck out using routine profiling.
The lorry carrying a 45ft container supposed to be full of rice cakes was searched at Dublin Port and 4.1 million cigarettes were discovered.

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The packets were branded MG, Viceroy and Marhaba and had been imported from Rotterdam.
The Revenue Customs service said the black-market cargo was seen using a special x-ray scanner for trucks.
The cigarettes would have been worth more than 1.9 million euros in the shops and if sold on the streets they would have represented a loss to the Exchequer of more than 1.6 million euros.