Convicted cigarette smuggler loses his case for constructive dismissal

A long-distance lorry driver who was caught smuggling more than €1 million-worth of cigarettes has lost his claim for constructive dismissal.

24th November, 2007

A long-distance lorry driver who was caught smuggling more than €1 million-worth of cigarettes has lost his claim for constructive dismissal.

Gideon de Waal of Patrickswell, Co Limerick, was appealing against the recommendation of a Rights Commissioner. DeWaal was arrested when French customs officials discovered 4.8 tonnes of contraband cigarettes hidden in his truck. It was the largest ever such seizure in France. DeWaal said he was unaware that the cigarettes were in his vehicle.

He...

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