Man held following tobacco seizure

Cigarettes and tobacco worth €30,000 found in the bags of a man arriving off a flight from Iraq



8 August 2013

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Customs officers have arrested a man after they seized illegal tobacco products worth €30,000 at Dublin airport. They arrested a 40 year old Danish man, who had arrived off a flight from Baghdad, Iraq. The find was made on Tuesday.

The man is being held on charges relating to smuggling in almost 21,000 cigarettes and nearly 58 kilos of tobacco, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €23,000. Four different brands of cigarettes were found in his bags. The Marlboro, Gauloises, Aspen and Kent brand cigarettes were packed alongside an amount of perfumed tobacco.

The man was remanded in custody after a brief court appearance before Judge Michael Walsh on Wednesday – he’s due before a judge at the Criminal Courts of Justice again this coming Friday.

This is the 13th arrest at Dublin Airport this year in relation to cigarette and tobacco smuggling offences.



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