Officers from Revenue's Customs Service have seized 20,000 cigarettes in Ratoath with a retail value of approximately 8,000 and a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately 5,500.
Officers discovered the cigarettes on Wednesday when they conducted a search at a storage premises in the town.
The cigarettes were found concealed in two 'Master Cases', one inside a wheelie bin and the other concealed in polythene.
Business records were also seized from the premises. Investigations are continuing.
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