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GARDAI AND CUSTOMS IN SMUGGLED CIGS SWOOP AT CLONTIBRET

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21 Dec 2011 Comments Off on GARDAI AND CUSTOMS IN SMUGGLED CIGS SWOOP AT CLONTIBRET

By PATSY McARDLE ARMED gardai from the Emergency Response Unit joined Customs and Excise officers in a major week-end operation in Mid- Monaghan which led to the seizure of a huge haul of smuggled cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €3.8 million. The officers swooped on a large shed at Clontibret, a short distance from the Keady Border with South Armagh. The search party ordered a number of people in the “warehouse” to lie on the ground while the search was conducted. The raid team also confiscated ...