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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 61 - Tobacco seizures [9903/14]. (25 Feb 2014)

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 61. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Finance the amount of cigarettes and tobacco products seized at Dublin Airport and Dublin Port by customs officials in 2013 and to date in 2014; and the number of persons arrested during this period in connection with these seizures.  [9903/14] 

Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan):  I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that the statistics requested by the Deputy are contained in the tabular statement set out below:



  2013 Cigarette Seizures
Location
No. of Seizures
Quantity Seized
Dublin Airport Passenger Terminal
3,129
9,108,805
Dublin Airport Cargo Terminal
17
115,860
Air Mail Centre
197
60,410
Dublin Port
264
22,073,168
Totals
3,607
31,358,243


  2013 Tobacco Seizures
Location
No. of Seizures
Quantity (kilograms)
Dublin Airport Passenger Terminal
458
2,331
Air Mail Centre
112
40
Dublin Port
264
420
Totals
834
2,791 
  

18 persons were arrested at Dublin Airport and a further 1 arrest was made at Dublin Port during 2013.

  2014 - Cigarette seizures up to 20 February 2014
Location
No. of Seizures
Quantity Seized
Dublin Airport Passenger Terminal
642
1,536,427
Dublin Port
66
96,965
Totals
708
1,633,392


  2014 Tobacco seizures up to 20 February 2014
Location
No. of Seizures
Quantity (kilograms)
Dublin Airport Passenger Terminal
44
82
Dublin Port
22
87
Totals
66
169


4 persons have been arrested at Dublin Airport in 2014. There have been no arrests in Dublin Port.

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