Revenue officers have seized more than 1.6 million cigarettes in Dublin in recent days.
Around 750,000 cigarettes were discovered in Dublin Airport yesterday, while officers found close to 900,000 cigarettes at a storage facility in the Dublin 11 area last Friday. These seizures have an estimated retail value of over €1.1 million.
According to Revenue, this represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €910,000.
The smuggled cigarettes, branded 'Benson and Hedges', had arrived into Ireland from China, via Poland, and were addressed to the same consignee.
One man from the UK has been questioned and investigations are ongoing.
The cigarettes seized as a result of both operations have a combined retail value of over €1.1 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €910,000.
These activities are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and the supply and sale of illegal tobacco products.
Anyone with information regarding smuggling can contact Revenue anonymously on 1800 295 295.