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# black-market - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Revenue seize €70,000 worth of cigarettes during search of Italian-registered ship
# Black Market
# Black Market

Revenue seize €70,000 worth of cigarettes during search of Italian-registered ship

Sep 7th 2019, 10:35 AM 14,401 Views 16 Comments

During a search of the vessel, 118,00 cigarettes, branded L&M, Marlboro and Winston, were seized.

# black-market - Saturday 14 April, 2018

The rush to sell Mexico's 'cocaine of the sea' (fish bladders) in China is pushing two species toward extinction
# Totoaba
# Totoaba

The rush to sell Mexico's 'cocaine of the sea' (fish bladders) in China is pushing two species toward extinction

Apr 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 16,846 Views 9 Comments

Totoaba swim bladders can sell for up to over €16,000 in China.

# black-market - Monday 1 May, 2017

Two arrests as €50k worth of stolen industrial and gardening tools seized at Dublin port
# Operation Thor
# Operation Thor

Two arrests as €50k worth of stolen industrial and gardening tools seized at Dublin port

May 1st 2017, 8:54 AM 49,873 Views 41 Comments

Irish men aged 38 and 29 were arrested as part of Operation Thor.

# black-market - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Poll: Would you buy cigarettes or alcohol on the black market?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you buy cigarettes or alcohol on the black market?

Mar 16th 2017, 7:00 PM 18,999 Views 61 Comments

Black market goods can represent a huge loss to the Exchequer.

# black-market - Monday 20 February, 2017

Black market cigarette smugglers 'avoiding airports' in search for new tactics
# Illegal Smokes
# Illegal Smokes

Black market cigarette smugglers 'avoiding airports' in search for new tactics

Feb 20th 2017, 6:10 AM 16,993 Views 13 Comments

Revenue officials have not decreased their checks.

# black-market - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Man arrested over racket which lured people to sell their kidneys in top Indian hospital
# Black Market
# Black Market

Man arrested over racket which lured people to sell their kidneys in top Indian hospital

Jun 8th 2016, 8:47 AM 21,326 Views 188 Comments

An officer in Kolkata said Rao was wanted in a number of such cases across several South Asian countries.

# black-market - Saturday 13 February, 2016

You better spend your €500 notes quickly, the big purple one could soon be scrapped
# Black Market
# Black Market

You better spend your €500 notes quickly, the big purple one could soon be scrapped

Feb 13th 2016, 7:45 AM 25,742 Views 50 Comments

The note is seemingly being “used more for hiding things than buying them”.

# black-market - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Revenue seized 68 MILLION cigarettes in 2015 - some from very unusual places
# Holy Smokes
# Holy Smokes

Revenue seized 68 MILLION cigarettes in 2015 - some from very unusual places

Jan 7th 2016, 6:04 PM 11,299 Views 18 Comments

A lot of drugs were seized too.

# black-market - Friday 11 December, 2015

Arsenic and lead found in high-end counterfeit make-up destined for Ireland
# Dodgy
# Dodgy

Arsenic and lead found in high-end counterfeit make-up destined for Ireland

Dec 11th 2015, 1:54 PM 15,005 Views 16 Comments

Fake versions of MAC, Urban Decay and Benefit products were identified.

# black-market - Sunday 31 May, 2015

‘Don Corleone’ is the most popular cigarette brand for Irish smugglers
# Black Market
# Black Market

‘Don Corleone’ is the most popular cigarette brand for Irish smugglers

May 31st 2015, 8:00 AM 12,077 Views 0 Comments

Some 31.5 million black market cigarettes have been seized since January.

# black-market - Friday 29 May, 2015

'You're no better than any drug dealer': Life in prison for 'Silk Road' website creator
# Dark Web
# Dark Web

'You're no better than any drug dealer': Life in prison for 'Silk Road' website creator

May 29th 2015, 10:57 PM 21,576 Views 19 Comments

Ross Ulbricht earned $18 million from commissions on one million online drug deals.

# black-market - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Here's what 10.3 million illegal cigarettes looks like
# Holy Smokes
# Holy Smokes

Here's what 10.3 million illegal cigarettes looks like

Mar 31st 2015, 11:39 AM 12,411 Views 30 Comments

No word on whether ‘Don Corleone’ was the Godfather’s brand of choice.

# black-market - Friday 20 March, 2015

Cuban government officials jailed for setting up 'black market egg empire'
# Stick To Cigars
# Stick To Cigars

Cuban government officials jailed for setting up 'black market egg empire'

Mar 20th 2015, 4:16 PM 10,138 Views 40 Comments

We can’t imagine Enda doing this.

# black-market - Monday 22 September, 2014

Here's what the economic crisis did for illegal cigarettes in Ireland
# Dark Days - Black Market
# Dark Days - Black Market

Here's what the economic crisis did for illegal cigarettes in Ireland

Sep 22nd 2014, 6:45 AM 13,721 Views 6 Comments

Short version: the crisis really, really helped illegal tobacco.

# black-market - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Kenya's largest elephant has been killed by poachers
# Hunted Down
# Hunted Down

Kenya's largest elephant has been killed by poachers

Jun 14th 2014, 11:36 AM 26,866 Views 97 Comments

Distressing images. Satao was one last surviving of the ‘great tuskers’.

# black-market - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Plant stimulant and cigarettes seized in operations targeting tobacco black market
# Customs
# Customs

Plant stimulant and cigarettes seized in operations targeting tobacco black market

Jun 3rd 2014, 5:58 PM 7,182 Views 16 Comments

The items seized today have a total value of around €50,000.

# black-market - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Retailers group says Irish coastline is an "open door" for smugglers
# Black Market
# Black Market

Retailers group says Irish coastline is an "open door" for smugglers

Apr 9th 2014, 3:51 PM 9,515 Views 42 Comments

Retailers are calling on the government to step up their fight against smugglers.

# black-market - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Counterfeit cigarette packs 'so good' professionals can't tell the difference
# Black Market
# Black Market

Counterfeit cigarette packs 'so good' professionals can't tell the difference

Jan 23rd 2014, 3:15 PM 10,551 Views 38 Comments

The Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Bill 2013 was discussed by the Oireachtas today with a focus on the impact it could have on the black market.

# black-market - Saturday 14 December, 2013

60,000 cigarettes seized by Customs officers in Cork
# Cork
# Cork

60,000 cigarettes seized by Customs officers in Cork

Dec 14th 2013, 12:49 PM 7,148 Views 19 Comments

Cigarettes and a quantity of tobacco were found when a car was stopped by gardaí on the M8 this morning.

# black-market - Friday 13 December, 2013

Cigarettes worth €20,000 seized in raids on Dublin houses
# Off The Market
# Off The Market

Cigarettes worth €20,000 seized in raids on Dublin houses

Dec 13th 2013, 5:31 PM 7,862 Views 13 Comments

In a separate development, a Lithuanian national was detained with over 12,000 cigarettes and hit with a two week jail sentence.

# black-market - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Drogheda and Tallaght blackspots for illicit cigarettes
# Black Market
# Black Market

Drogheda and Tallaght blackspots for illicit cigarettes

Oct 5th 2013, 8:45 AM 3,848 Views 18 Comments

The research firm MS Intelligence examined discarded cigarette packs on the streets and in bins and found that Drogheda and Tallaght were the worst affected areas

# black-market - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Four arrested as nine million cigarettes seized in Louth
# Black Market
# Black Market

Four arrested as nine million cigarettes seized in Louth

Sep 17th 2013, 2:37 PM 6,873 Views 42 Comments

The cigarettes had a retail value of €4.3 million and were uncovered when officials searched a truck and 4 x 4 at a service station near Castlebellingham.

# black-market - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Cigarettes, tobacco and counterfeit vodka seized in €1.5 million sting operation
# Black Market
# Black Market

Cigarettes, tobacco and counterfeit vodka seized in €1.5 million sting operation

May 9th 2013, 7:35 PM 10,339 Views 55 Comments

Gardaí and Revenue seized more than three million cigarettes in two separate raids.

# black-market - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

'Nearly 30 per cent' of cigarettes sold in Ireland last year were illegal
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

'Nearly 30 per cent' of cigarettes sold in Ireland last year were illegal

Apr 17th 2013, 10:25 AM 5,486 Views 94 Comments

A major tobacco company’s Irish branch says 28.2 per cent of all cigarettes sold here last year evaded the excise duty net.

ISME propose tax and social welfare amnesty for black market operators
# Black Market
# Black Market

ISME propose tax and social welfare amnesty for black market operators

Apr 17th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,090 Views 28 Comments

The Irish Small Firm and Medium Enterprises Association believes that the temporary amnesty would help individuals to legitimise their “hidden economy” tax/earnings status.

# black-market - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Two oil laundering plants uncovered in Louth raid
# Black Market
# Black Market

Two oil laundering plants uncovered in Louth raid

Apr 11th 2013, 10:49 AM 5,579 Views 35 Comments

Revenue said the illegal laundries represented a possible loss to the Exchequer of €8 million a year.

# black-market - Friday 8 March, 2013

Man arrested at Dublin Airport after ingesting 77 pellets of cocaine
# Drugs
# Drugs

Man arrested at Dublin Airport after ingesting 77 pellets of cocaine

Mar 8th 2013, 8:36 AM 9,661 Views 0 Comments

Revenue said separate discoveries of drugs and cigarettes this week would have been worth about €65,000.

# black-market - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Oil laundering plant uncovered in Louth
# Fuel
# Fuel

Oil laundering plant uncovered in Louth

Oct 24th 2012, 7:52 AM 4,097 Views 22 Comments

The plant in Dundalk had the capacity to launder some 18 million litres of fuel a year with a potential loss of €9 milllion to the exchequer.

# black-market - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Revenue close down 38 filling stations this year in black market crackdown
# Fuel
# Fuel

Revenue close down 38 filling stations this year in black market crackdown

Oct 20th 2012, 8:05 AM 10,690 Views 23 Comments

The Revenue Commissioners have warned that the illegal trade in oil laundering represents a serious threat to the Exchequer.

# black-market - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Increase in Revenue resources could generate €100m a year
# Revenue
# Revenue

Increase in Revenue resources could generate €100m a year

Oct 18th 2012, 11:54 AM 4,417 Views 16 Comments

An investment of €6.5 million in additional staff focused on targeting black market activity and increased audit activity could bring in the funds, Michael Noonan has said.

# black-market - Monday 15 October, 2012

New reporting restrictions 'could close 300 rural petrol stations'
# Fuel Laundering
# Fuel Laundering

New reporting restrictions 'could close 300 rural petrol stations'

Oct 15th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,565 Views 0 Comments

The Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association says new licence structures will cost them time and money.

# black-market - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Suspect fuel laundering plant uncovered in Armagh
# Black Market
# Black Market

Suspect fuel laundering plant uncovered in Armagh

Oct 10th 2012, 7:12 PM 4,470 Views 19 Comments

No arrests were carried out by the PSNI.

# black-market - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Self employed tradespeople warned about hiding income
# Tax
# Tax

Self employed tradespeople warned about hiding income

Sep 19th 2012, 10:54 AM 8,240 Views 35 Comments

Taxback.com has urged construction workers and tradespeople to comply with Revenue obligations as the October tax return deadline approaches.

# black-market - Monday 20 August, 2012

Call for tougher penalties for 'black market' criminals
# Black Market
# Black Market

Call for tougher penalties for 'black market' criminals

Aug 20th 2012, 10:07 PM 5,217 Views 22 Comments

Meanwhile, the Irish Cancer Society and Irish Heart Foundation have raised concerns about the origins of the data used in the report.

Black market and retail crime 'costing Ireland €861m a year'
# Black Market
# Black Market

Black market and retail crime 'costing Ireland €861m a year'

Aug 20th 2012, 8:50 AM 6,138 Views 59 Comments

Retail Ireland says one-eighth of all diesel sold in Ireland is illegal, while one in six people have made illegal downloads.

# black-market - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Booming black economy killing small business
# Black Economy
# Black Economy

Booming black economy killing small business

Jul 25th 2012, 12:41 PM 6,636 Views 68 Comments

Dramatic increase in black economy is costing the State €5 billion, says the Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association.

# black-market - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Senator calls for crackdown on €250m-a-year illegal cigarette market
# Cigarettes
# Cigarettes

Senator calls for crackdown on €250m-a-year illegal cigarette market

Jul 17th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,048 Views 46 Comments

Catherine Noone says tough new measures are needed to tackle the illegal sale of cigarettes in Ireland.

# black-market - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Top Ukrainian Olympic official suspended in ticket scandal
# London 2012
# London 2012

Top Ukrainian Olympic official suspended in ticket scandal

May 23rd 2012, 12:22 PM 1,582 Views 0 Comments

It’s alleged that the general secretary of the country’s Olympic committee was planning to sell tickets to UK touts.

# black-market - Monday 30 January, 2012

Anti-smuggling lobby to brief Oireachtas Committee on illegal cigarette trade
# Cigarettes
# Cigarettes

Anti-smuggling lobby to brief Oireachtas Committee on illegal cigarette trade

Jan 30th 2012, 6:20 PM 1,923 Views 10 Comments

Over 109 million illegal cigarettes with a retail value of €45.9m were seized by Revenue Customs officials last year.

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