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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 98 - Tobacco smuggling [12648/15]. (26 Mar 2015)

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98. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Finance the total fines imposed for smuggling and illegal selling of tobacco in 2014; the way this compares to 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12648/15]

 

Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan): I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that the number of criminal convictions for smuggling and illegal selling of tobacco in the years in question, and the total values of those fines, are as set out in the following table.

 

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2013 Number of Prosecutions

Total Fines

2014 Number of Prosecutions

Total Fines

Cigarette Smuggling

56

€75,750

57

€108,969

Illegal Selling of Cigarettes

45

€90,000

54

€118,250

 

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