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WALLIS: A dollar a smoke in Australia a gift to organised crime

The anti-smoking campaign, in fact, has turned into yet another political self-serving exercise. Reality has no place in this weird, self-congratulatory charade. If you consider the amount of money which is likely to go direct from the retail market into (blog)
added Sep 2, 2014 14:12

Beards in Prison Hold Next Religion Test for Supreme Court

In their Supreme Court brief, Arkansas officials listed other kinds of contraband that might be hidden in beards: needles, pieces of wire, broken glass, gum, caulk, tobacco, marijuana and powdered drugs. The officials told the justices that they should no
New York Times
added Sep 2, 2014 12:24

[USA] Turkey summons US envoy over Snowden spying claims

Der Spiegel also said that the false intelligence that prompted a Turkish airstrike in December 2011 that killed 34 suspected PKK militants -- who later turned out to be cigarette smugglers -- came from a US drone flight.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Sep 2, 2014 10:14

[UK] 20,000 illegal cigarettes seized by Wolverhampton officers

The operation saw the removal of counterfeit and duty-free cigarettes, and around 7lbs of illegal chewing tobacco from some of the premises visited. The Local Government Association said efforts to reduce smoking and improve health were being hampered b
Midlands Express and Star (uk)
added Sep 2, 2014 08:59

[Africa, South Africa] Spy love gets ugly

lurid romance between SA Revenue Service (Sars) executive Johan van Loggenberg and Pretoria lawyer and alleged spy Belinda Walter...Walter confessed to being on the payroll of tobacco giant British American Tobacco (BAT) and providing confidential informa
News24 (za)
added Sep 1, 2014 23:16

[Australia] BasicsCard users buying banned cigarettes with welfare, bartering groceries for alcohol and cash

Welfare recipients are spending money quarantined for essentials on banned items and bartering groceries for cash and alcohol, an ABC investigation has found.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Aug 31, 2014 12:25

[Canada, New York] Truck driver arrested after more than 15,000 kg of tobacco seized at border crossing

A trucker is in some serious heat after the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the RCMP and the Sûreté du Québec tobaccoworked together to discover he had attempted to smuggle more than 15,000 kg of contraband tobacco at the Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle po
Truck News (ca)
added Aug 30, 2014 18:24

[Georgia] New murder trial for soldier who claims anti-smoking drug made him psychotic

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces agreed unanimously Wednesday on a retrial for Pfc. George MacDonald, finding that the judge in the original trial failed to advise jurors that "involuntary intoxication" is a valid defense.
Military Times
added Aug 29, 2014 19:57
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£28m cigarette smuggler is one of UK's most wanted tax criminals

A Rochdale man who was part of a £28m plot to smuggle cigarettes has been named as one of the UK’s most wanted tax criminals. Ahmed Salim Khezri is the subject of an international manhunt. The 24-year-old Iranian national, of Illminster, Freehold was se
Manchester Evening News (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 19:56
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[UK] Cigarette smuggler caught FOUR times is spared jail

was caught with contraband cigarettes for the fourth time after a secret camera was rigged up outside his home. But Keith Betham, 55, of St Wilfred’s Drive, Rochdale, was spared jail by a judge who concluded he had cost the public enough already with his
Manchester Evening News (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 19:55
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