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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 35- Tobacco smuggling.[10595/14]. (04 Mar 2014)


35. Deputy Seán Kenny asked the Minister for Finance  the number of persons prosecuted for cigarette and tobacco smuggling in Dublin Port and Dublin Airport in 2012 and 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [10595/14]


Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan):  I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that, during 2012-2013, 70 prosecutions resulting in convictions for tobacco smuggling arose from detections made at Dublin Airport, and 1 prosecution leading to conviction for that offence related to a detection made at Dublin Port.  A number of other prosecutions relating to alleged smuggling detected at those locations in the period in question are before the Courts at present and files are being prepared, with a view to prosecution, in others

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