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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 157 - Tobacco seizures [6553/14]. (11 Feb 2014)

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157. Deputy Eoghan Murphy asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide an update on the number of cigarette and tobacco seizures in each month since January 2013; the amount of cigarettes and tobacco seized in each month since January 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6553/14] 

Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan): I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that the numbers of seizures of cigarettes and tobacco, and the quantities seized, each month since January 2013 are as detailed in the following table.

 Seizures of Cigarettes and Tobacco
Cigarettes
-
Tobacco ( Kilograms )
-
 -
Seizures
Quantity
Seizures
Quantity
2013
 -
 -
 -
 -
January
508
1,497,781
95
325.37
February
494
1,245,479
125
536.45
March
551
1,946,372
98
248.01
April
457
990,767
94
103.94
May
549
4,328,257
114
1,058.46
June
467
1,334,349
86
642.90
July
430
12,586,233
70
84.87
August
446
865,556
73
147.43
September
465
11,338,382
92
457.56
October
664
1,593,738
110
229.37
November
415
2,317,389
65
205.28
December
356
790,917
64
163.60
Total
5,802
40,835,220
1,086
4,203.24
2014
 -
 
 -
 -
January
515
1,254,626
55
224


Combating the illegal tobacco trade is, and will continue to be, a high priority for the Revenue Commissioners and they are committed to maintaining their extensive programme of action against all stages of the supply chain for illicit products. Every effort will continue to be made to seize illicit products, and to ensure that those involved in the illicit trade are brought to account before the Courts for their criminal activities.

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