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Approximately 60,000 Counterfeit Cigarettes Seized, Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Friday 8th May 2020

At approximately 8pm on Friday 8th May 2020, Gardaí from Ballyshannon Garda Station assisted by members of the Armed Support Unit carried out a number of searches in the Ernedale Heights area of Ballyshannon, County Donegal.

During the course of these searches, approximately 60,000 counterfeit cigarettes along with several kilograms of other tobacco products (with a combined estimated value of approximately €40,000) were seized.

Counterfeit clothing with an estimated value of €3,500 was also seized by Gardaí.

No arrests have been made. An Garda Síochána are liaising with Revenue and a joint investigation is underway.