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[Nicaragua, USA] Cigar Wars: As the Cuban Embargo Fizzles, the Battle for Stogies Smolders

But Nicaragua's cigar boom is due to more than just Cuban exiles. It's because of the embargo against their homeland. For 50 years, the U.S. blockade has shut off the world's largest cigar market from the island most famous for making them. In the proces
Village Voice blogs
added Feb 11, 2015 06:55
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[Canada] Pleas set on tobacco charges involving Glace Bay residents

Gouthro is charged with two counts of transporting tobacco with no documentation showing origin or destination of the product. Metcalfe is charged with possession of tobacco with no tax paid and possession of tobacco without the proper excise markings.
Cape Breton (NS) Post (ca)
added Jan 12, 2015 23:28
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[Canada] National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) | More than 300 Million Additional Cigarettes Bound for Illegal Market Without Action on Contraband Tobacco

Bill 45, the Making Healthy Choices Act, 2014, will, among other things, ban flavoured tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes. The black market already has a large number of flavoured tobacco products available for sale. This is particularly true
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Dec 4, 2014 19:58
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Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau John J. Manfreda, Administrator Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance (PDF)

given the increased financial incentives for unlawful diversion following tobacco tax rate increases, illicit schemes to evade federal excise taxes will continue to evolve and require an ongoing and dedicated enforcement presence to address them.
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
added Jul 29, 2014 12:08
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[Hungary] Report: Black market tobacco trade on increase

While naturally no official statistics exist on the black-market tobacco trade in Hungary, a report from Agence France-Presse claims that “several smugglers” have informed that “business has been brisk ever since … nearly 90% of licensed tobacco sellers
Budapest Business Journal (hu)
added Dec 28, 2013 00:58
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De cada 100 cigarros que se consumen en México, 17 provienen del contrabando y la pitarería [Of 100 cigarettes consumed in Mexico , 17 from smuggling and pitarería]

The Director of Corporate Affairs, British American Tobacco , Carlos Humberto Suarez , said illegal snuff presence in Mexico reflects a supply chain controlled by a well organized group . A year into the country 340 million untaxed packs and lack of san
AméricaEconomía (mx)
added Nov 21, 2013 13:16
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[New York] Captured Palestinian Cigarette Smuggler behind Ari Halberstam 1994 Murder

On March 1, 1994, Lebanese-born immigrant Rashid Baz shot many rounds of automatic fire at a van carrying 15 Lubavitch students on the Brooklyn Bridge. Four students were hit, two were very seriously injured. Ari Halberstam, 16, died four days later from
The Jewish Press
added May 20, 2013 09:26
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[New York] Officials: Virginia-NY Cigarette Smuggling Ring Has Terror Links

Investigators Trying To Determine Where Illicit Proceeds Ended Up
CBS New York - Ch. 2
added May 17, 2013 10:45
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[Europe] ARCHIVE: BRAUCHLI: Cigarettes and Senators

Consider Senators Mitch McConnell (R - KY) and Richard Burr (R - N.C.). ... The money that cigarettes have paid the two men, as well as some of their colleagues, makes them understandably sensitive to the well-being of their donors and they have expresse
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jun 15, 2013 16:30
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[Australia] LETTER: Ban on tobacco sales will create a black market

It is ridiculous to claim smoking will therefore “be phased out in six years’ time” as Ms Johnstone asserts. What is more likely is that Tasmania will continue to deal with the myriad health concerns of nicotine addiction, plus a fledgling, dangerously
Bendigo Advertiser (au)
added Sep 3, 2012 22:49
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