Over 234,000 cigarettes were seized at Dublin Airport yesterday.
Revenue officers discovered the cigarettes as part of routine profiling.
The cigarettes were branded ‘Benson & Hedges’ were found concealed in 17 boxes which were described as ‘metal transistors’.
The boxes had arrived via Amsterdam on a flight from China.
The cigarettes had an approximate value of €126,000 and represent a loss to the Exchequer of €110,000.
Investigations are ongoing.