A local Laois retailer and CSNA member had the misfortune of their premises being burgaled on Thursday evening (10/10/19) . The theives stole many products from the store amoungst which were tobacco products.
Since May 2019, it became compulsory for tobacco retailers to be registered with Revenue’s Track and Trace identifier codes, each code is unique to individual registered retailers.
CSNA received the call from the store owner informing them that he had been robbed and that tobacco products had been stolen. He also informed CSNA that the Gardaí had recovered a number of Amberleaf products in Portarlington, Co. Laois. CSNA assisted local Gardaí and spoke with Revenue to identify that the tobacco products found were the stolen products from the store using the Track and Trace system.
Speaking about the incident CSNA CEO, Vincent Jennings, commented “I provided Gardaí with the relevant information required about the Track and Trace system. I made contact with Revenue on behalf of our member who was happy to scan the seized product to prove its provenance and hopefully to secure a prosecution.
CSNA were surprised that the investigating Gardaí were not completely au fait with the benefits of Track and Trace and urges Revenue to provide details of how investigations of stolen products can be assisted going forward.Back to news