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#Black Market

# black-market - Saturday 7 September, 2019

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.

# black-market - Saturday 14 April, 2018

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.

# black-market - Monday 1 May, 2017

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.

# black-market - Thursday 16 March, 2017

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.

# black-market - Monday 20 February, 2017

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

Revenue officials have not decreased their checks.

# black-market - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

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.

# black-market - Saturday 13 February, 2016

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”.

# black-market - Thursday 7 January, 2016

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

A lot of drugs were seized too.

# black-market - Friday 11 December, 2015

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

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

# black-market - Sunday 31 May, 2015

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

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

# black-market - Friday 29 May, 2015

'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.

# black-market - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Here's what 10.3 million illegal cigarettes looks like

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

# black-market - Friday 20 March, 2015

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

We can’t imagine Enda doing this.

# black-market - Monday 22 September, 2014

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

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

# black-market - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Kenya's largest elephant has been killed by poachers

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

# black-market - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Plant stimulant and cigarettes seized in operations targeting tobacco black market

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

# black-market - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

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

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

# black-market - Thursday 23 January, 2014

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.

# black-market - Saturday 14 December, 2013

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.

# black-market - Friday 13 December, 2013

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.

# black-market - Saturday 5 October, 2013

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

# black-market - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

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.

# black-market - Thursday 9 May, 2013

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.

# black-market - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

'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.

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.

# black-market - Thursday 11 April, 2013

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.

# black-market - Friday 8 March, 2013

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.

# black-market - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

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.

# black-market - Saturday 20 October, 2012

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.

# black-market - Thursday 18 October, 2012

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.

# black-market - Monday 15 October, 2012

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.

# black-market - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Suspect fuel laundering plant uncovered in Armagh

No arrests were carried out by the PSNI.

# black-market - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Self employed tradespeople warned about hiding income Tax

Self employed tradespeople warned about hiding income has urged construction workers and tradespeople to comply with Revenue obligations as the October tax return deadline approaches.

# black-market - Monday 20 August, 2012

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.

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.

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

# black-market - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Booming black economy killing small business

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

# black-market - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

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.

# black-market - Wednesday 23 May, 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.

# black-market - Monday 30 January, 2012

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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