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Revenue seize cigarettes in Letterkenny

OFFICERS from Revenue’s Customs Service seized 16,320 cigarettes and 2.8kgs of tobacco in Letterkenny on Wednesday, March 6, 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 as part of a joint search of a private dwelling with An Garda Siochana.

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295.

Letterkenny based GP Dr James McDaid said that an ‘awful’ lot of people across Donegal were using benzodiazepines.

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