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[Africa] Zimbabwe takes tobacco road to agriculture recovery

years after Zimbabwe's agriculture sector collapsed in the face of President Robert Mugabe's seizure of white-owned farms, its tobacco industry is again booming, with black farmers funded by private firms producing a near record crop.
added Apr 18, 2015 15:46

[UK-Wales] Drug users experiment with hallucinogens and even heroin in e-cigarettes, charities warn

Drug users have been experimenting with e-cigarettes so they can take cannabis, hallucinogens and even heroin without being noticed. Because the devices do not produce smoke there is none of the smell ... “I’ve put small amounts of H on top of some mari
WalesOnline (uk)
added Apr 18, 2015 15:42

[Poland, UK] Tobacco smuggling gang arrested

Four members of an organised criminal group which smuggled cigarettes from Poland to the UK have been arrested by police in Bielsko Biała. British law enforcement officers were also involved in the arrests. In total, officers seized two million cigarette
Polskie Radio (pl)
added Apr 18, 2015 12:06

[China, Hong Kong] Customs detects suspected case of large-scale cigarette smuggling via river trade vessel

Hong Kong Customs detained two containers from Lian Hua Shan at Tuen Mun River Trade Terminal Customs Cargo Examination Compound yesterday (April 16). About 1.8 million sticks of suspected illicit cigarettes were seized. The total market value of the ciga
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Apr 18, 2015 12:06
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[UK-Scotland] 'Heavy smoker' is caught smuggling 33000 cigarettes

A "heavy smoker" caught smuggling 33,000 cigarettes into Scotland has been ordered to pay more than £9,000 in duties. Iwona Monica Kowal was caught with contraband cigarettes hidden in her baggage on three separate occasions at Glasgow and Edinburgh a
BBC Online
added Apr 18, 2015 12:05

[Virginia] Fourth man convicted in series of robberies of area cigarette distributors

the robberies began Nov. 11 when a van was hijacked in Richmond and the robbers made off with $31,000 in cigarettes. Then on Nov. 25, a man who had just bought more than $50,000 worth of cigarettes from a store in Chesterfield County had his van hijacked
added Apr 18, 2015 12:04

[Virginia] Cigarette trafficking spawning other crimes and possibly violence

generating the same sort of associated crimes, among them burglary, credit card fraud, identity theft, money laundering — and possibly murder. “The related crimes are staggering,” said William V. Pelfrey Jr., an associate professor of criminal justice at
added Apr 18, 2015 12:03
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Connecticut steps up fight against bootleg cigarettes

trafficking of bootlegged cigarettes from low-tax states into lucrative Northeast markets through New York and Boston ports and along Interstate 95. The state Department of Revenue Services has established a tobacco enforcement unit and is looking to wor
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 18, 2015 11:42
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[Pennsylvania] I-78 pickup is stopped as it carries 9,000 packs of untaxed cigarettes, police say

Sarit-Rosario consented in writing to the search of the pickup, and the search came up with 900 cartons of cigarettes, none of them stamped to show they had been taxed, Kalinchock said.
Allentown (PA) Morning Call
added Apr 18, 2015 11:41
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[Philippines] MMDA warns public on breaking anti-smoking, anti-littering laws

Violations of the laws against smoking and littering can prevent residents from leaving the country, the Metro Manila Development Authority ...Records showed that members of the MMDA environmental team arrested Samson for throwing a cigarette butt at the
Manila Standard Today (ph)
added Apr 18, 2015 07:47
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