Adams praises efforts of customs to crush illegal cigarettes operation
Sinn Féin Louth TD Gerry Adams has welcomed the successful disruption by Customs officers from the north and south, the PSNI and An Garda Síochána of a criminal cigarette production operation.
Mr. Adams said;
“I want to welcome the series of raids carried out yesterday on both sides of the border by customs officials and the PSNI and An Garda Síochána which uncovered an illegal cigarette production factory.
"Tobacco fraud costs both states on this island millions each year. It also presents a significant health risk to smokers. In the past analysis of illegal cigarettes has revealed that many contain poisonous ingredients over and beyond the tobacco itself.”