Over 16,000 cigarettes have been seized in a joint Garda and Custom’s Service raid in Letterkenny.
Officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized 16,320 cigarettes and 2.8kgs of tobacco with an estimated total retail value of €8,515 and potential loss to the Exchequer of €6,681.
The tobacco and ‘E-mail Red’ and ‘E-mail Blue’ cigarettes were seized during a search of a private dwelling.
A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Businesses or members of the public who have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes have been asked to contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.