Revenue officers today seized cigarettes worth an estimated €1.9m at Dublin Port.

Over 4.1m cigarettes, branded 'MG', 'Viceroy' and 'Marhaba', were concealed in a 45 foot container which was said to contain rice cakes and had arrived into Dublin Port from Rotterdam.

The smuggled cigarettes were revealed when, as a result of routine profiling, the container was selected for x-ray by Revenue's mobile scanner.

The Revenue says the cigarettes represent a potential loss to the exchequer of over €1.6m

Investigations are ongoing.