Warning over illegal tobacco trade

More than 114 million cigarettes worth 38 million euro have been seized by Customs over a three-month period.

The Irish Tobacco Manufacturers Advisory Committee (ITMAC) warned the illegal tobacco trade is sweeping across the country, with Cork becoming a major target for smugglers.

Figures showed that between April to August some 25 million illegal cigarettes were seized across Cork, with a value of 8.3 million euro. Just four people were prosecuted for the sale of illegal tobacco. At the same time 31.5 million were seized in Dublin and 45.7 million in the north east of the country.

source: The Press Association.

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