Cigarettes and tobacco worth €3.8m have been seized by Revenue at Dublin Port.

As part of routine checks today, 3.5 million 'Richmond' branded cigarettes, which were labeled as engineering components, and 3.9 tonnes of ‘Old H’ branded tobacco, which was labelled as 'confectionery', were discovered by officers.

Revenue said both shipments originated in Germany and have a combined retail value of €3.8 million, representing a loss to the Exchequer of €3.25 million.

Investigations are ongoing.