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[Europe] BATE: The Rise Of Illicit Tobacco

Our results are in my paper “Smoking Out Illicit Trade”...a significant minority of smokers are annoyed about high tax rates...Without assistance from international security experts and tobacco producers, and no funds to offer signatories in technical as
added Sep 23, 2016 19:59

[Asia-pacific, Greece] Hong Kong customs officers seize 20 million cigarettes in biggest operation since 2007

Hong Kong customs officers believe they have dealt a heavy blow to an international smuggling syndicate following the seizure of HK$54 million worth of contraband cigarettes which arrived from Vietnam. The 20 million Karelia cigarettes from Greece, hidde
South China Morning Post
added Sep 23, 2016 19:17

[New York] AG Challenges UPS on Tobacco Deliveries

In an opening statement this week in a Manhattan federal court, Carrie Cohen, the lawyer for UPS, said the company was in full compliance with the law, saying the city and state mistook cartons of legally shipped “little cigars” for cigarettes. “Littl
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Sep 23, 2016 19:17

[Canada] BONOKOSKI: Plain-package cigs, the Liberals’ gift to organized crime

If I were in the contraband tobacco business, which is more lucrative and less jail-risky in this country than the narco trade, I would be cutting the largest donation cheque legally allowed to the Liberal Party of Canada.
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Sep 23, 2016 19:16

[Canada] Tobacco company launches ads saying plain packaging doesn't work

JTI-MacDonald is claiming plain packaging will make it easier for criminals to sell cheap, illegal tobacco. However, Jenny Byford with the Canadian Cancer Society feels it’s part of just another campaign of misinformation. “The tobacco industry has trie
News1130 Radio (ca)
added Sep 23, 2016 14:33

[Canada] Alleged Hells Angels boss obtains stay of proceedings in contraband tobacco case

Alleged Hells Angels leader Salvatore Cazzetta has obtained a stay of proceedings due to unreasonable delays in his trial, a decision that has the Quebec Bar Association demanding action. Superior Court Judge James Brunton ordered the stay on Wednesday.
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Sep 22, 2016 21:39

[West Virginia] VIDEO: WSAZ Investigates: Suspect arrested in organized crime ring has decades-long criminal history

Talouzi arranged for the sale and delivery of about 2,594,400 contraband cigarettes. The total amount of contraband cigarettes equaled 17,112 cartons. The West Virginia tax per carton was $5.50. Therefore, the total tax loss to the state of West Virginia
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 (Huntington, WV)
added Sep 22, 2016 21:37

[Canada] VAN GEYN: Tax-free cigarettes adding to Ontario's contraband problem

Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has obtained documents ...Ontario Cigarette Allocation System is sending so many tax-free cigarettes to Ontario reserves that to be consumed legally, every smoker on a reserve over the age of 15 would have to smoke 61 c
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Sep 22, 2016 18:01

[New York] UPS Agent Explains Smiley-Face Email In $872M Cig-Tax Trial ($$)

A UPS account executive on Wednesday sought to explain a happy-face emoticon he sent when an audit of a Seneca-reservation client suspected of trafficking cigarettes turned up bags of coffee, the latest in a Manhattan trial that could cost the shipping gi
added Sep 22, 2016 17:46

[UK] How this shop keeper used CCTV and secret signals to sell illegal tobacco

The charges relate to his former shop premises, Sezon Delicatessen at 360 High Street, Cheltenham. Gloucestershire County Council's trading standards team brought the case forward after it was discovered that illegal tobacco was being stored in the flat
Gloucestershire Live (uk)
added Sep 21, 2016 16:34
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