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[Singapore] Malaysian cigarette smuggling rings paying big bribes for 'smooth passage'

Syndicates are prepared to offer bribes as high as RM40,000 ($16,000) per shipping container to Customs officers in exchange for "smooth passage" of contraband cigarettes and liquor into the country, reported Mingguan Malaysia.
AsiaOne (sg)
added Sep 16, 2014 04:36
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[Gibraltar] Spain's tobacco duty pays for its education, health and foreign ministry

Spanish claims and their presentation of statistics to the effect that the sale of cigarettes by Gibraltar is so disproportionate that it covers the cost of the local health and education bill can now be met with an equally startling statistic obtained fr
Gibraltar Chronicle (gi)
added Sep 16, 2014 04:28
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[Philippines] All systems go for BIR’s stamp tax project

Bureau of Internal Revenue’s stamp tax project following the approval by the Department of Finance of the proposed revenue regulation mandating the affixture of stamps on all imported and locally made cigarettes.
Philippine Star (ph)
added Sep 15, 2014 14:53
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[Hong Kong] LEE: Tobacco tax callers could use reality check

In reality, however, when tobacco products are made more expensive, smokers go for the lower cost alternative, that is, illicit cigarettes. It is estimated that a third of the cigarettes consumed in Hong Kong are illegal....As COSH argues that tobacco pro
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Sep 15, 2014 13:46
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] ‘Price rise may smoke out demand’

Cigarette sales are expected to shrink this year after Malaysia’s top two tobacco companies raised their prices for the second time in 12 months, analysts said. The price hike would also bolster demand for cheaper illicit cigarettes, they said, adding th
New Straits Times (my)
added Sep 14, 2014 11:32
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Vietnam’s smuggling season in full swing

Vietnam is on high alert for the Mekong Delta flooding season, which usually occurs from September to November. Partly, this vigilance is about watching for tobacco smugglers, who can take advantage of the waterways formed by the flooding.
Tobacco Reporter
added Sep 14, 2014 11:09
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[Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe] Police foil cigarette smugglers

Police Border Control Unit on Tuesday intercepted a contraband of export quality cigarettes worth $760 000 in a South Africa-bound goods train in Beitbridge.The train was on its way from Bulawayo. Police intercepted the train at the main railway station
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Sep 13, 2014 20:51
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[New York] McQUILLAN: The real lesson from Eric Garner's death and cigarette taxes

Punitive taxes boost black markets that trigger violent police crackdowns
Washington Times
added Sep 13, 2014 20:22
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Philippines is major illicit cigarette market in Asean: study

Consumption of illicit or untaxed cigarettes in the country almost tripled last year, making the Philippines one of the top illicit cigarette markets in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), a study said.
Gulf Times (qa)
added Sep 13, 2014 19:57
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[Michigan] "Loosey" Cigarettes Sellers May Pay Higher Fines

a new effort is underway to double the fine to one-thousand dollars and allow multiple violators to be find up to ten thousand dollars. Supporters and residents who live near the stores say that selling individual cigarettes creates more loitering around
Michigan Radio
added Sep 13, 2014 17:38
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