Friday 18 January 2019

€4m cigarettes seized at port

OVER €4.2m worth of contraband cigarettes have been seized at Cork port.

The seizure brings to €22.5m the value of cigarettes confiscated by Customs Service officials at Irish ports so far this year.

The latest seizure took place following the receipt of specific intelligence.

A 14-metre metal container from Malaysia was stopped and ordered opened -- and customs inspectors found 10 million cigarettes.

The container -- according to its freight billing -- was supposed to contain stationery.

Liz Hurley gets divorce

Elizabeth Hurley's four-year marriage to Arun Nayar will end in divorce today.

The actress and model and her businessman husband are among a list of 28 "quickie divorces" to be granted a decree nisi at the High Court in London.

Hurley (46) married the Indian textile heir in 2007 and they had a traditional Hindu wedding in Jodhpur, India.

Last December, Hurley, who has been linked to former Australian cricketer Shane Warne, announced that she and her husband had separated several months earlier.

Spies held for Osama killing

Pakistan's top military spy agency is reported to have arrested some of the Pakistani informants who fed information to the CIA before the US commando raid that killed al-Qa'ida leader Osama bin Laden.

The New York Times, in a story posted on its website, said Pakistan detained five CIA informants, including a Pakistani army major who officials said copied the licence plates of cars visiting bin Laden's compound in Pakistan in the weeks before the raid.

Boss's fears for sick sax player

Bruce Springsteen has said his sax player Clarence Clemons' stroke was serious and he is going to need a lot of help to get back to his former self.

It is the first time he has spoken since it was revealed that the 69-year-old Clemons had suffered a stroke.

Springsteen said Clemons is surrounded by wife Victoria, other family members and friends.

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