May 13, 2022
Retailers’ welcome seizure of 9 million cigarettes at Dublin Port

Retailers’ welcome seizure of 9 million cigarettes at Dublin Port

Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) welcome the announcement by Revenue regarding the seizure of 9 million cigarettes at Dublin Port on Friday, 13th May. The seizure had […]
May 13, 2022
Counterfeit Cigarettes

Rise in counterfeit cigarettes indicates likely operation of illegal factories in Ireland

Counterfeit cigarettes now account for 7% of all illegal packs held by Irish smokers, indicating the likely operation of illegal factories.
January 31, 2022
Seizure at Rosslare Europort

Retailers Against Smuggling welcome seizure of 4.3m cigarettes at Rosslare Europort

Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) welcomes the announcement by Revenue regarding the seizure of 4.3 million cigarettes at Rosslare Europort on Saturday, 29th January. The seizure had […]
December 29, 2021
Tobacco Smuggling 2021

Retailers feel impact of record year for large-scale tobacco smuggling

Increase in large seizures of illicit tobacco and cigarettes points to lucrative black market for organised crime gangs
October 12, 2021
Budget 2022

Tobacco excise increase fails to stem spiralling black-market activity – Budget 2022

Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) has expressed its apprehension over how yet another excise increase on tobacco is set to further fuel a rapidly growing black market. […]
October 7, 2021
Rosslare Seizure October 2021

Retailers Against Smuggling welcomes cigarette seizure at Rosslare Europort

Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) has welcomed Tuesday’s seizure by Revenue of 3,300,000 million cigarettes at Rosslare Europort with an estimated retail value of €2,400,000 representing a […]
August 31, 2021
Illegal Cigarette Manufacturing

13.5 tonnes of raw tobacco seized points to large-scale illegal cigarette manufacturing

13.5 tonnes of raw tobacco seized so far this year indicates the likelihood of large-scale illegal cigarette factories operating on the island of Ireland.
July 12, 2021

Excise increases on tobacco will push consumers to growing black market, retailers warn

Attachment orders required to make deterrents to smuggle tobacco more robust Continuous excise increases on tobacco are driving Irish smokers towards a growing black market, fuelling […]
June 18, 2021
Tobacco Seizure Dublin Port

No let-up in tobacco smuggling through Ireland’s ports despite additional Brexit checks

Significant tobacco seizures at Ireland’s ports in 2021 provide a clear indication that illicit trade is stronger than ever despite the deterrent of additional Brexit related Revenue checks. That is the reaction from Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) after Revenue seized four tonnes of tobacco worth over €2.4 million at Dublin Port this week.