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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate – Written answer 12 - Tobacco smuggling [35853/15]. (14 Oct 2015)

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12. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Finance the number of persons prosecuted for cigarette and tobacco smuggling at Dublin Port and Dublin Airport in 2014, and in 2015 to date; the number of successful convictions and prosecutions ongoing; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [35853/15]

 

Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan): I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that the number of persons prosecuted in respect of cigarette and tobacco smuggling, arising from detections made by Revenue officers at Dublin Airport, was 40 in 2014 and 23 in the period from 1 January to 9 October 2015.  Successful convictions were obtained in 39 cases in 2014 and 22 to date in 2015. 

 

There are 25 prosecution cases ongoing in respect of cigarette and tobacco smuggling detected by Revenue officers at Dublin Airport during 2014 and 2015 (to 9 October). 

 

There were a further 24 prosecutions and convictions in 2014 and 15 to date in 2015 in relation to the illegal selling of smuggled cigarettes and tobacco arising from detections made by Revenue officers based at Dublin Port.

 

There are 96 prosecution cases ongoing in respect of the illegal selling of smuggled cigarettes and tobacco products detected by Revenue officers based at Dublin Port during 2014 and year to date in 2015.

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