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[New York] VIDEO: NYS Exposed: High cigarette taxes fuel the nation's biggest black market

If you buy black market cigarettes in New York State, there's a chance your money goes to some scary places. More than half of the cigarettes sold in New York are black market. News10NBC found the number one reason is the state tax.
WHEC 10 NBC (Rochester, NY)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:17
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February 14, 2018: Two Indian Citizens and India-based Corporation Sentenced for Conspiring to Smuggle Counterfeit Cigarettes

Abhishek Shukla and Harish Shabhai Panchal, both citizens of India, along with the India-based company, Jubilee Tobacco Industries Corp., were sentenced in federal District Court in Miami, for conspiring to smuggle counterfeit cigarettes into the United
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Feb 16, 2018 17:17
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[Europe, Slovakia, Ukraine] VIDEO: Drones Fly Smuggled Smokes Into The EU

Smugglers are using drones to breach the border between Ukraine and Slovakia, supplying EU black markets with contraband cigarettes.
Radio Free Europe
added Feb 16, 2018 17:16
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[Australia] John Ibrahim's nephew among five more charged over alleged smuggling ring

A nephew of nightclub boss John Ibrahim is among a crop of five men recently charged with involvement in an alleged billion-dollar crime ring...Hassan "Sam" Sayour, 26, fronted court for the first time on Wednesday on charges of possessing illegal tobacco
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:16
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Trial Begins for One of Brazil's Largest Cigarette Smugglers

62-year old Roberto Eleutério da Silva, known as Lobão, began his trial in São Paulo. He and another 20 people, who were arrested in July last year, are charged with criminal organization, corruption and smuggling. The gang headed by Lobão moved at least
Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:16
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[Brazil] Three-State Operation Arrests 6 Cigarette Smugglers

In an operation that included the states of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul and Parana, the Brazilian Federal Police arrested six members of a gang specializing in cigarette smuggling. Another 17 people suspected of belonging to the gang, who also had ar
Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:15
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Increase in Cigarette Tax Turns Controversial in Paraguay

Three months into the presidential election, the main political debate in Paraguay revolves around a bill to increase cigarette taxes and trace the product from its manufacturing to its destination in order to combat smuggling. According to local analyst
Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:15
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VIDEO: Advocates Pushing Lawmakers to Raise Alabama’s Legal Tobacco Age to 21

Some doctors are pushing lawmakers to raise Alabama’s legal tobacco age from 19 to 21. The bill is sponsored by Representative Chris Pringle. “Teenagers and adolescents are much more likely to become addicted to the nicotine in tobacco products at an ea
Alabama News Network: WAKA CBS 8 / WNCF ABC 32 / WBMM CW 22
added Feb 16, 2018 17:15
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[Asia, China] Feature: Female Cuban cigar roller's legendary experience of craft mastering

Yolanda Medina, a famous cigar rolling master, has just returned from another trip to China, where she displayed her cigar rolling skills for aficionados of premium Cuban cigars in Beijing and Shanghai. Each year since 2000, Medina, who is one of Cuba's
Xinhua Newswire
added Feb 16, 2018 17:15
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[Cuba] The Lineup—20th Anniversary Habanos Festival

It all begins on Monday, February 26 with a dinner at the El Laguito protocol hall. The highlight of the evening will be the preview of the Cohiba Robusto Reserva Cosecha 2014, a new premium release of the country’s most iconic brand.
Cigar Aficionado
added Feb 16, 2018 17:15
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