Nigerian woman questioned as nearly 40,000 cigarettes found in luggage at Dublin Airport

November 8, 2019
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A Nigerian woman was questioned after nearly 40,000 cigarettes were discovered in her check-in luggage at Dublin Airport.

Revenue officers seized the 39,000 unstamped cigarettes when a passenger’s luggage was stopped and searched after her arrival off a flight from Abuja, Nigeria.

The Benson & Hedges branded cigarettes had an estimated retail value of approximately €24,900 and represented a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €16,600, Dublin Live reports.

The woman who is in her 40s was interviewed in relation to the seizure and investigations are ongoing.

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