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[UK] Tobacco smuggler has Kent land seized to help meet £4m public debt

A convicted tobacco smuggler has been stripped of a prime parcel of riverside land in Kent to meet his more than £4m debt to the public purse. Robert Doran was jailed for four and a half years in 2012 for bankrolling a large-scale cigarette smuggling op
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 25, 2016 12:55
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[Asia-pacific] BRIEF-British American Tobacco Malaysia qtrly revenue of 932.2 mln rgt vs 1.16 bln rgt

* Qtrly revenue of 932.2 million rgt versus 1.16 billion rgt; net profit of 212.6 million rgt versus 256.1 million rgt * Board of directors has declared a third interim dividend of 55.00 sen per share * Remains concerned with legal volumes continuing t
added Oct 25, 2016 12:28


Contraband tobacco is lucrative, it is produced and trafficked systematically alongside other illicit goods, and Canadian crime syndicates are heavily invested in its proceeds. Globally, money from contraband tobacco and cigarettes is a major source of
Macdonald-Laurier Institute (ca)
added Oct 25, 2016 00:23

[Caribbean] Belize’s growing reputation as a contraband haven

Belize’s porous borders, lack of security measures and rugged geography, may all have contributed to the success of this organized criminal activity . Its Corozal Free Zone has become the capital of this purported cigarette smuggling. “Black market ci (bz)
added Oct 24, 2016 22:19

[UK] Millionaire tobacco smuggler coughs up £4.5m to avoid being returned to prison

Robert Doran, 51, who had an expensive flat in Dubai, drove sports cars and flew first-class, was jailed for four and a half years for conspiring to evade excise duty. He had been bankrolling a gang that smuggled 20 million cigarettes in containers suppo
London Evening Standard (uk)
added Oct 24, 2016 22:19
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[Asia, China] Smoker's beating of woman widely condemned

The video has been viewed more than 4.3 million times... However, some public opinion shifted focus when online celebrity and social critic Wang Xiaoshan criticized the mother for being irresponsible. "She should know better than to confront the smoker
China Internet Information Center (cn)
added Oct 24, 2016 22:15

[UK] Frail pensioner with 100-cigarette-a-day habit jailed for six years for child abuse

A frail pensioner who sexually abused two young children more than four decades ago has been jailed for six-and-half years. Paul Evans, 76, who is in poor health after a 100-cigarettes-a-day smoking habit, had denied 21 charges of indecent assault and g
Gloucestershire Live (uk)
added Oct 23, 2016 14:31

[China, South America/Caribbean] Three Arrested for Smuggling Chinese Cigarettes Into Guatemala

An Asian man has been arrested along with two Guatemalans in the capital of the Central American country after being accused of coordinating the entry of a container filled with cigarettes smuggled from China, judicial sources said.
Costa Rica Star (cr)
added Oct 22, 2016 20:29
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Singapore jails Chinese nationals for buying, selling contraband cigarettes via WeChat

The Chinese nationals, Bao Jiancao, 29, and Zhu Xingbing, 45, were arrested in two separate operations conducted by Singapore Customs in Geylang and Woodlands respectively on Tuesday. Bao was sentenced to three months and one week jail, while Zhu was se
Malay Mail (my)
added Oct 22, 2016 20:29

[Canada] Woman sentenced for smoking in airplane bathroom

Newman had originally been facing two charges under the Canadian Aviation Regulations, one for smoking in a lavatory and the other alleging she failed to comply with instructions from a cabin crew. Last month, she pleaded guilty to the first of the two c
Regina (Sas) Leader-Post (ca)
added Oct 22, 2016 20:27
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