Dáil Éireann - Volume 661 - 24 September, 2008

Written Answers. - Contraband Seizures.

Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance the number of contraband cigarettes seized by the Customs and Excise Service on Saturday 11 March 2006 at a location (details supplied) in Dublin 11. [30741/08]

  Deputy Brian Lenihan: I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that there is no record of a seizure of contraband cigarettes by Customs & Excise Officers on Saturday 11 March 2006 at the particular location referred to in the question.

However, Revenue records show that on Saturday 4 March 2006 a quantity (920) of cigarettes was seized on foot of a search warrant at a lock up premises in the area referred to in the question. The individual referred to was a lessee of the premises and was interviewed in connection with the seizure.