Senator calls for crack down on black market cigarettes

A Dublin senator has called for tougher measures to be introduced to crack down on black market cigarettes.

16th July, 2012
Senator calls for crack down on black market cigarettes
Calls for crack down on black market cigarettes

A Dublin senator has called for tougher measures to be introduced to crack down on black market cigarettes.

Fine Gael Dublin South East Senator, Catherine Noone, said that “losing a quarter of a billion euro a year through the illegal cigarette trade” could not be ignored.

“Retailers Against Smuggling say this illicit trade is also costing hundreds of jobs a year due to the lost excise duties,” she said.

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