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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Stakeholder's feedback on war against illegal tobacco trade, wanted

stakeholders’ feedback on the best way to tighten enforcement against illegal distribution of tobacco, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong. The National Kenaf and Tobacco Board (NKTB), which comes under his minist
New Straits Times (my)
added Feb 18, 2017 00:19
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[Louisiana, North Carolina] NOPD officers awaiting federal contraband trafficking trial back at work

Two New Orleans police officers awaiting a federal court trial for their alleged involvement in an interstate contraband cigarette trafficking scheme have returned to active duty at NOPD headquarters, the department said Thursday (Feb. 16).
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Feb 18, 2017 00:16
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[New York] FedEx Can Seek Documents On Illegal Cigarette Shipping ($$)

FedEx can seek documents from New York City it believes may shield the company from claims it illegally and knowingly delivered untaxed cigarettes from a Long Island Native American reservation to the Big Apple, a New York federal judge has ruled. The Tu
Law360
added Feb 18, 2017 00:14
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An analysis of the Australian illicit tobacco market

The Australian Government loses $1bn per year in tobacco tax because of smuggling. The illicit supply also means that the social goal of the tax, namely, dissuading tobacco consumption, is undermined.
Journal of Financial Crime
added Feb 18, 2017 00:12
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[Thailand] Philip Morris Facing More Thai Tax Evasion Charges ($$)

announced a widening Tuesday of the government of Thailand’s long-running criminal investigation seeking billions of dollars in potential penalties based on allegations the company deliberately shorted cigarette import prices to avoid full taxation.
Law360
added Feb 16, 2017 00:57
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Guatemala Busts Contraband Cigarettes Along Belize Border

There is a report tonight of a major bust of nine point nine million boxes of cigarettes by Guatemalan authorities in Peten. The Guatemalan police say agents in Peten detained Byron Misael Gonzalez who was transporting the cigarettes. The bust on Monday
News5 (Great Belize Television) (bz)
added Feb 15, 2017 20:53
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[Indonesia] Thailand Slaps Philip Morris With More Tax Evasion Charges

The country claims the company under-declared the value of cigarettes imported from Indonesia and is seeking about $562 million in fines
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Feb 15, 2017 16:20
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] High taxes trigger an influx of illicit cigarettes

Over the last decade, total smoking has increased with declining cigarette volumes and growing beedi, while smuggled products have recorded an increase. Customs officials recently arrested three persons at the Colombo International Airport for attemptin
Sri Lanka Mirror (lk)
added Feb 15, 2017 14:47
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[UK] Couple used home as smugglers' cove

A couple who paid for their Northampton home through a tobacco smuggling scam has been sentenced. HM Revenue and Customs discovered Rimandas Urvakis, 59, was using the house he shared with wife Marija Urvakiene, 61, as a distribution hub after 179,000 c
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Feb 15, 2017 14:47
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[Asia, Kyrgyzstan] MPs seek to impose fine for sale of cigarettes cheaper than 40 som ($$)

- For selling cigarettes at a price cheaper than 40 som salespeople will be fined, said the MP Dastan Bekeshev during the meeting of the Committee on Social Affairs, Education, Science, Culture and Public Health on Feb...
AKIpress (kg)
added Feb 15, 2017 14:47
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