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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Smuggling

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# Cigarettes
Customs seize 3.5 million cigarettes in Rosslare
The “L&M” brand cigarettes, seized at Rosslare, had a reported retail value of €1.4 million.
# Seizure
Revenue's cigarette haul is third largest seizure in the history of the State
The Revenue Commissioners said that it would take a number of months before any prosecutions would be brought forward after 38 million cigarettes, worth nearly €15 million, were seized yesterday.
# Smuggling
38 million cigarettes seized in Dublin Port
Revenue officials say the illegal cigarettes had a retail value of €14.7 million.
# Cigarettes
Cigarette smuggling: Dublin tops table for convictions
The average fine for cigarette smuggling last year was less than €2,000, according to Revenue figures.
# Customs
Man arrested over Dublin Airport cigarette seizure
Customs officials seized more than 27,000 cigarettes from the baggage of a British national in Dublin Airport today.
# Cigarettes
More than 125,000 cigarettes seized in Cork
The cigarettes and tobacco seized in a series of raids were worth more than €80,000.
# Cigarettes
Anti-smuggling lobby to brief Oireachtas Committee on illegal cigarette trade
Over 109 million illegal cigarettes with a retail value of €45.9m were seized by Revenue Customs officials last year.
# Illegal Cigarettes
Over 26,000 cigarettes seized at Dublin airport
Customs believe that the three people who were said to be carrying the cigarettes are part of an Eastern European cigarette smuggling gang.
# Smuggling
Revenue seize nine million cigarettes described as 'sports socks'
The seizure, with an estimated street value of nearly €4 million, was made at a premises in Co Monaghan over the weekend.
# Smoking
One in seven cigarettes is illegally smuggled
The Exchequer is losing out on €250million a year – or around half the amount recently cut from the social welfare budget.
# Smuggling
Retailers warn Dublin airport is 'a hub' for cigarette smuggling
Retailers Against Smuggling has called for the government to impose a minimum fine for cigarette smuggling.
# Australia
€73,000 payout over false shampoo smuggling accusation
An Australian was given the payment after authorities wrongly accused him of attempting to smuggling drugs in his shampoo.
# Cigarettes
Four arrested over airport cigarette seizure
Three men and a woman from Poland have been remanded in custody for a week over the 53,860 cigarettes found at Dublin Airport.
# Smoking
Cigarette sales fall by 10 per cent
Meanwhile consumption of cheaper rolled tobacco has increased dramatically.
# tobacco tax
Conflicting thoughts on Budget hike in tobacco prices
The Irish Heart Foundation is calling for a €1 tax increase on a packet of 20 cigarettes in the next Budget. But Retailers Against Smuggling believe there should be no increase in excise on tobacco.
# Smuggling
Man tried to smuggle hummingbirds on plane... in his pants
The man was caught at an airport in French Guiana with hummingbirds wrapped in cloth and put in pouches sewn inside his pants.
# Narco Submarine
Cocaine seized from drug smuggling submarine
Honduran authorities have been unloading the vessel since its crew tried to scuttle it after its detection on Wednesday.
# Customs
Customs seize over six million smuggled cigarettes
Three men being questioned over the seizure of €2.7m worth of cigarettes in Co Louth.
# Nice Try
Woman tries to smuggle husband out of prison... in a bag
Suspicions were raised when the woman left the facility with a bulky suitcase after a conjugal visit.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
In today’s Fix: Security threat ahead of Obama visit; Howlin talks tough on the bailout; Swift justice in the courts; school construction woes; what it’s like to default; and Jedward mania.
# Smuggling
Man caught with illegal cigarettes, charged and jailed in one day
Dublin District Court judge sends smuggler down for six months after he’s caught with nearly 10,000 illegal cigarettes.
# Cigarettes
Cigarettes seized and two arrested
# Northern Ireland
Man arrested after £10,000 found in his pants
That can’t be comfortable.
# Customs
Revenue launches new phone line for tips