Revenue Make Significant Gains In Slowing Rate Of Tobacco Smuggling

REVENUE MAKE SIGNIFICANT GAINS IN SLOWING RATE OF TOBACCO SMUGGLING

The Irish Cancer Society says the Revenue Commissioners has made significant gains in slowing the rate of tobacco being smuggled into Ireland.

The group says contraband cigarettes, which are brought into Ireland illegally, are sold on the black market at cheaper prices.

Kathleen O’Meara is the Head of Advocacy and Communications with the Irish Cancer Society.

“It’s very, very important that the Revenue Commissioners and the enforcement agencies are doing their job” she said.

“We want to make sure that they’re fully resourced in doing that”.

“It’s very, very important that smuggled cigarettes – the supply chain of smuggled cigarettes is examined – so that it can be stopped” she added.

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