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[Iraq, Mid-east, Syria] How ISIS is funded by black-market oil trading, illegal drugs and internet cafes

TEN WAYS THE ISLAMIC STATE IS MAKING MONEY ... 9. Growing and selling drugs and black market cigarettes and alcohol
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 22, 2015 16:04
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Cigarette Smugglers Still Love New York and Michigan, but Illinois Closing In

Something should be done about the nation’s rampant smuggling problem. High excise taxes on cigarettes have led to all sorts of unintended consequences... Our smuggling study — conducted this year in concert with the Washington, D.C.,-based Tax Foundatio
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
added Jan 16, 2015 12:28
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Customs discover 4 million illegal cigarettes at Kingston port

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) along with the police on Monday seized a shipment of 400 cases of cigarettes containing four million sticks in a container at the Kingston port. The seizure has an estimated street value of more than J$120 million, accord
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Dec 28, 2014 21:44
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[New York] Garner's widow: Husband targeted for illegally selling cigarettes, not his race

The role of New York’s high cigarette taxes in the death of Eric Garner drew more scrutiny Sunday as his widow said that he was targeted not because of his race, but because he continued to defy local ordinances by selling loose cigarettes. “I feel that
Washington Times
added Dec 7, 2014 17:54
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[Asia, Korea - South] Korea to crack down on bulk sales of tobacco

government said Monday it would crack down on stores selling tobacco in bulk this month in the lead up to the Jan. 1 price hike. Proprietors caught selling large volumes of cigarettes will face up to two years in prison or a 50 million won ($45,000) fine.
Korea Herald (kr)
added Dec 2, 2014 07:54
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[Belgium, Europe, UK] Big Tobacco Fined for Fueling Black Market in U.K.

Companies use bogus smuggling claims to fight tobacco control measures, then foster black markets themselves... Incidents like the U.K. fine on BAT show policymakers that the tobacco industry is not a credible voice in conversations about illicit trade o
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 17, 2014 13:36
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[Canada] Coalition Welcomes Final Passage of Anti-Contraband Tobacco Legislation

National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) today welcomed final passage of Bill C-10, the Tackling Contraband Tobacco Act, landmark legislation that provides law enforcement officials across Canada with tools to make communities safer from orga
DigitalJournal.com (blog)
added Nov 7, 2014 12:03
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Philip Morris International Granted Right to Challenge EU’s Tobacco Products Directive Before the Court of Justice of the European Union

The Directive purports to improve the internal tobacco market, yet instead includes a mix of product bans, mandates, and delegations of authority that raise serious questions under the EU Treaties about consumer choice, the free movement of goods, and com
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Nov 3, 2014 19:24
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[Washington] Tobacco, taxes and treaty rights: In pursuit of a cigarette empire

Wheeler, owner of King Mountain Tobacco, argues that cigarettes manufactured on tribal land are shielded from state and federal tobacco taxes by the Yakama Nation’s treaty. The company stopped making federal excise tax payments in 2011 but has since resu
Yakima (WA) Herald
added Oct 26, 2014 20:13
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[Michigan] 1500 lbs. of tobacco seized at Mich.-Canada border near Algonac

Officers arrested two U.S. citizens and seized 1,500 pounds of contraband tobacco at an international border near Algonac last week. During the arrest Thursday, the Detroit-Windsor Shiprider team, made up of U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Mount
Detroit (MI) News
added Sep 9, 2014 05:20
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