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#Black Market

From TheJournal.ie Revenue seize €70,000 worth of cigarettes during search of Italian-registered ship Black Market

Revenue seize €70,000 worth of cigarettes during search of Italian-registered ship

During a search of the vessel, 118,00 cigarettes, branded L&M, Marlboro and Winston, were seized.

From TheJournal.ie The rush to sell Mexico's 'cocaine of the sea' (fish bladders) in China is pushing two species toward extinction Totoaba

The rush to sell Mexico's 'cocaine of the sea' (fish bladders) in China is pushing two species toward extinction

Totoaba swim bladders can sell for up to over €16,000 in China.

From TheJournal.ie Two arrests as €50k worth of stolen industrial and gardening tools seized at Dublin port Operation Thor

Two arrests as €50k worth of stolen industrial and gardening tools seized at Dublin port

Irish men aged 38 and 29 were arrested as part of Operation Thor.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you buy cigarettes or alcohol on the black market? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you buy cigarettes or alcohol on the black market?

Black market goods can represent a huge loss to the Exchequer.

From TheJournal.ie Black market cigarette smugglers 'avoiding airports' in search for new tactics Illegal Smokes

Black market cigarette smugglers 'avoiding airports' in search for new tactics

Revenue officials have not decreased their checks.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested over racket which lured people to sell their kidneys in top Indian hospital Black Market

Man arrested over racket which lured people to sell their kidneys in top Indian hospital

An officer in Kolkata said Rao was wanted in a number of such cases across several South Asian countries.

From TheJournal.ie You better spend your €500 notes quickly, the big purple one could soon be scrapped Black Market

You better spend your €500 notes quickly, the big purple one could soon be scrapped

The note is seemingly being “used more for hiding things than buying them”.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue seized 68 MILLION cigarettes in 2015 - some from very unusual places Holy Smokes

Revenue seized 68 MILLION cigarettes in 2015 - some from very unusual places

A lot of drugs were seized too.

From TheJournal.ie Arsenic and lead found in high-end counterfeit make-up destined for Ireland Dodgy

Arsenic and lead found in high-end counterfeit make-up destined for Ireland

Fake versions of MAC, Urban Decay and Benefit products were identified.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Don Corleone’ is the most popular cigarette brand for Irish smugglers Black Market

‘Don Corleone’ is the most popular cigarette brand for Irish smugglers

Some 31.5 million black market cigarettes have been seized since January.

From TheJournal.ie 'You're no better than any drug dealer': Life in prison for 'Silk Road' website creator Dark Web

'You're no better than any drug dealer': Life in prison for 'Silk Road' website creator

Ross Ulbricht earned $18 million from commissions on one million online drug deals.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what 10.3 million illegal cigarettes looks like Holy Smokes

Here's what 10.3 million illegal cigarettes looks like

No word on whether ‘Don Corleone’ was the Godfather’s brand of choice.

From TheJournal.ie Cuban government officials jailed for setting up 'black market egg empire' Stick To Cigars

Cuban government officials jailed for setting up 'black market egg empire'

We can’t imagine Enda doing this.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what the economic crisis did for illegal cigarettes in Ireland Dark Days - Black Market

Here's what the economic crisis did for illegal cigarettes in Ireland

Short version: the crisis really, really helped illegal tobacco.

From TheJournal.ie Kenya's largest elephant has been killed by poachers Hunted Down

Kenya's largest elephant has been killed by poachers

Distressing images. Satao was one last surviving of the ‘great tuskers’.

From TheJournal.ie Plant stimulant and cigarettes seized in operations targeting tobacco black market Customs

Plant stimulant and cigarettes seized in operations targeting tobacco black market

The items seized today have a total value of around €50,000.

From TheJournal.ie Retailers group says Irish coastline is an "open door" for smugglers Black Market

Retailers group says Irish coastline is an "open door" for smugglers

Retailers are calling on the government to step up their fight against smugglers.

From TheJournal.ie Counterfeit cigarette packs 'so good' professionals can't tell the difference Black Market

Counterfeit cigarette packs 'so good' professionals can't tell the difference

The Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Bill 2013 was discussed by the Oireachtas today with a focus on the impact it could have on the black market.

From TheJournal.ie 60,000 cigarettes seized by Customs officers in Cork Cork

60,000 cigarettes seized by Customs officers in Cork

Cigarettes and a quantity of tobacco were found when a car was stopped by gardaí on the M8 this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Cigarettes worth €20,000 seized in raids on Dublin houses Off The Market

Cigarettes worth €20,000 seized in raids on Dublin houses

In a separate development, a Lithuanian national was detained with over 12,000 cigarettes and hit with a two week jail sentence.

From TheJournal.ie Drogheda and Tallaght blackspots for illicit cigarettes Black Market

Drogheda and Tallaght blackspots for illicit cigarettes

The research firm MS Intelligence examined discarded cigarette packs on the streets and in bins and found that Drogheda and Tallaght were the worst affected areas

From TheJournal.ie Four arrested as nine million cigarettes seized in Louth Black Market

Four arrested as nine million cigarettes seized in Louth

The cigarettes had a retail value of €4.3 million and were uncovered when officials searched a truck and 4 x 4 at a service station near Castlebellingham.

From TheJournal.ie Cigarettes, tobacco and counterfeit vodka seized in €1.5 million sting operation Black Market

Cigarettes, tobacco and counterfeit vodka seized in €1.5 million sting operation

Gardaí and Revenue seized more than three million cigarettes in two separate raids.

From TheJournal.ie 'Nearly 30 per cent' of cigarettes sold in Ireland last year were illegal Tobacco

'Nearly 30 per cent' of cigarettes sold in Ireland last year were illegal

A major tobacco company’s Irish branch says 28.2 per cent of all cigarettes sold here last year evaded the excise duty net.

From TheJournal.ie ISME propose tax and social welfare amnesty for black market operators Black Market

ISME propose tax and social welfare amnesty for black market operators

The Irish Small Firm and Medium Enterprises Association believes that the temporary amnesty would help individuals to legitimise their “hidden economy” tax/earnings status.

From TheJournal.ie Two oil laundering plants uncovered in Louth raid Black Market

Two oil laundering plants uncovered in Louth raid

Revenue said the illegal laundries represented a possible loss to the Exchequer of €8 million a year.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested at Dublin Airport after ingesting 77 pellets of cocaine Drugs

Man arrested at Dublin Airport after ingesting 77 pellets of cocaine

Revenue said separate discoveries of drugs and cigarettes this week would have been worth about €65,000.

From TheJournal.ie Oil laundering plant uncovered in Louth Fuel

Oil laundering plant uncovered in Louth

The plant in Dundalk had the capacity to launder some 18 million litres of fuel a year with a potential loss of €9 milllion to the exchequer.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue close down 38 filling stations this year in black market crackdown Fuel

Revenue close down 38 filling stations this year in black market crackdown

The Revenue Commissioners have warned that the illegal trade in oil laundering represents a serious threat to the Exchequer.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in Revenue resources could generate €100m a year Revenue

Increase in Revenue resources could generate €100m a year

An investment of €6.5 million in additional staff focused on targeting black market activity and increased audit activity could bring in the funds, Michael Noonan has said.

From TheJournal.ie New reporting restrictions 'could close 300 rural petrol stations' Fuel Laundering

New reporting restrictions 'could close 300 rural petrol stations'

The Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association says new licence structures will cost them time and money.

From TheJournal.ie Suspect fuel laundering plant uncovered in Armagh Black Market

Suspect fuel laundering plant uncovered in Armagh

No arrests were carried out by the PSNI.

From TheJournal.ie Self employed tradespeople warned about hiding income Tax

Self employed tradespeople warned about hiding income

Taxback.com has urged construction workers and tradespeople to comply with Revenue obligations as the October tax return deadline approaches.

From TheJournal.ie Call for tougher penalties for 'black market' criminals Black Market

Call for tougher penalties for 'black market' criminals

Meanwhile, the Irish Cancer Society and Irish Heart Foundation have raised concerns about the origins of the data used in the report.

From TheJournal.ie Black market and retail crime 'costing Ireland €861m a year' Black Market

Black market and retail crime 'costing Ireland €861m a year'

Retail Ireland says one-eighth of all diesel sold in Ireland is illegal, while one in six people have made illegal downloads.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

The nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Booming black economy killing small business Black Economy

Booming black economy killing small business

Dramatic increase in black economy is costing the State €5 billion, says the Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association.

From TheJournal.ie Senator calls for crackdown on €250m-a-year illegal cigarette market Cigarettes

Senator calls for crackdown on €250m-a-year illegal cigarette market

Catherine Noone says tough new measures are needed to tackle the illegal sale of cigarettes in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Top Ukrainian Olympic official suspended in ticket scandal London 2012

Top Ukrainian Olympic official suspended in ticket scandal

It’s alleged that the general secretary of the country’s Olympic committee was planning to sell tickets to UK touts.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-smuggling lobby to brief Oireachtas Committee on illegal cigarette trade Cigarettes

Anti-smuggling lobby to brief Oireachtas Committee on illegal cigarette trade

Over 109 million illegal cigarettes with a retail value of €45.9m were seized by Revenue Customs officials last year.

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