Gardaí to get stop-and-search powers for cigarettes
on 24/10/2013 15:37:51
Draft laws published this afternoon will grant Gardaí the right to seize any containers and search them for tobacco without a warrant.
The move is part of the Government's efforts to clamp down on the black market tobacco trade.
It is estimated that nearly 30% of all cigarettes consumed in Ireland are bought on the black market.