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#Smuggling

From TheJournal.ie Four arrested over airport cigarette seizure Cigarettes

Four arrested over airport cigarette seizure

Three men and a woman from Poland have been remanded in custody for a week over the 53,860 cigarettes found at Dublin Airport.

From TheJournal.ie Cigarette sales fall by 10 per cent Smoking

Cigarette sales fall by 10 per cent

Meanwhile consumption of cheaper rolled tobacco has increased dramatically.

From TheJournal.ie Conflicting thoughts on Budget hike in tobacco prices Tobacco Tax

Conflicting thoughts on Budget hike in tobacco prices

The Irish Heart Foundation is calling for a €1 tax increase on a packet of 20 cigarettes in the next Budget. But Retailers Against Smuggling believe there should be no increase in excise on tobacco.

Man tried to smuggle hummingbirds on plane... in his pants

The man was caught at an airport in French Guiana with hummingbirds wrapped in cloth and put in pouches sewn inside his pants.

From TheJournal.ie Cocaine seized from drug smuggling submarine Narco Submarine

Cocaine seized from drug smuggling submarine

Honduran authorities have been unloading the vessel since its crew tried to scuttle it after its detection on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Customs seize over six million smuggled cigarettes Customs

Customs seize over six million smuggled cigarettes

Three men being questioned over the seizure of €2.7m worth of cigarettes in Co Louth.

Woman tries to smuggle husband out of prison... in a bag

Suspicions were raised when the woman left the facility with a bulky suitcase after a conjugal visit.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In today’s Fix: Security threat ahead of Obama visit; Howlin talks tough on the bailout; Swift justice in the courts; school construction woes; what it’s like to default; and Jedward mania.

From TheJournal.ie Man caught with illegal cigarettes, charged and jailed in one day Smuggling

Man caught with illegal cigarettes, charged and jailed in one day

Dublin District Court judge sends smuggler down for six months after he’s caught with nearly 10,000 illegal cigarettes.

TWO MEN HAVE been arrested after eight million cigarettes and two truck were seized in Co Louth. The ‘B&H’ brand cigarettes – with an estimated retail value of €3.4m – arrived into Dublin Port on a container from China.

Officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized the cigarettes near Drogheda, Co Louth and gardai arrested the two men as part of the investigation. They are preparing a file for the DPP.

AN ITALIAN MAN has been arrested at Belfast International Airport as he attempted to smuggle £10,000 out of the country in his underwear. The man was attempted to board a flight to Rome last Friday when he was detained by security.

He was unable to provide a reasonable explanation for the sterling and euro notes discovered in his pants.

The cash has been detained, but will be returned to the man if he can prove that it was sourced legitimately.

THE REVENUE COMMISSIONERS have launched a new confidential free phone number for the public to provide information relating to illegal cigarettes. The number is 1800 295 295. Revenue officers have seized smuggled cigarettes worth over €5 million in the past fortnight.