Over 1.8 billion cigarettes smoked in Ireland each year are sourced from the black market, costing the Exchequer up to €750m every year in lost taxes, according to Retail Ireland.
The IBEC group that represents the retail sector was welcoming today’s seizure of 5.3 million illegal cigarettes in Dublin Port.
"The seizure in Dublin today is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Retail Ireland chairman Frank Gleeson. “Retail Ireland estimates that almost 30...
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