A quantity of unstamped cigarettes has been seized at a Covid-19 checkpoint in Bohola, Co Mayo.

A car was stopped at the checkpoint where inquiries were made as to the purpose of the driver's movements.

The vehicle was searched and approximately 20,000 cigarettes were found.

The cigarettes represent an approximate loss to the Exchequer of €10,600.

Revenue has been notified and has begun an investigation.

Gardaí say the seizure was made as part of the Claremorris Community Engagement area's response to Covid-19.