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

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35. Deputy Seán Kenny asked the Minister for Finance he 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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