Revenue officers seized 31,480 unstamped cigarettes in Co Offaly yesterday.
Following a search of a residential property in Birr, officers seized the cigarettes along with 18.75kg of tobacco.
The unstamped cigarettes, branded ‘NZ’, ‘Email’ and ‘Excellence’, and the unstamped tobacco branded ‘Amber Leaf’ had a combined retail value of €28,028 representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €24,530.
A number of people were interviewed in relation to the seizure.
Investigations are ongoing.