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PILLAY: Why Africa needs blockchain.

Another possible African application for blockchain is to assist in combatting the sale of counterfeit cigarettes. “This problem is very prevalent in Africa and to curb it manufacturers are now exploring the idea of storing the serials numbers of batches
IT News Africa (za)
added Nov 18, 2017 03:03
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[China, Papua New Guinea] Counterfeit Smokes Contain Feces

Tests show that Chinese counterfeits emit higher levels of dangerous chemicals, than brand-name cigarettes or original cigarettes: 80 percent more nicotine and 130 percent more carbon monoxide, and they contain dirt that includes insect eggs and human fe
[Papua New Guinea] Post-Courier
added Nov 18, 2017 02:59
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[Asia, China, Korea - North] North Korean Tobacco Factories, Smuggled Cigarettes Bring in Cash For Pyongyang

North Korea continues to pull in badly needed foreign cash through the sale of tobacco products, much of it produced in joint ventures with China and sold as counterfeit cigarettes across Asia, sources say.
Radio Free Asia (RFA)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:53
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Kansas Jailer Accused of Sex With Inmates, Impregnating One

A Kansas jailer who was fired last year for smuggling tobacco into his lockup had sex with male and female inmates and paid for an abortion for one of them, authorities allege in a newly released affidavit. Lexington Laiter, 27, was charged in Anderson C
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 17, 2017 20:30
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[Illinois] VIDEO: Gary Casinos May Ban Smoking

Dorothy Tucker has the battle of health versus wealth. The Majestic Star is Gary’s largest entertainment venue. It attracts 1.6 million visitors a year, employing 1,000 workers and pouring millions into the city’s tax coffers. But with a proposed ordina
CBS 2 Chicago
added Nov 17, 2017 19:15
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[New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania] Traffic stop turns up about 170,000 untaxed cigarettes

Driver was headed from North Carolina to NYC
WFMZ-TV Channel 69 (Allentown, PA)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:57
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[Africa] Intertwined: Cigarette smuggling and militancy

A KPMG study titled “Illicit Cigarette Trade in the Maghreb Region”, found that one in five cigarettes smoked in the region were illegal, representing 13 billion cigarettes in total. The report also concluded that if these cigarettes had been purchased a
Gulf News (ae)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:54
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[Louisiana] Two Former Local Law Enforcement Officers Sentenced for Accepting Bribes in a Cigarette Trafficking Conspiracy, Co-Defendant Pleads Guilty

The former New Orleans Police officers previously pled guilty to accepting bribes in furtherance of the conspiracy to traffic in contraband cigarettes. Additionally, a co-defendant, ATALLA ATALLA, a/k/a TOMMY, age 40, of Wilmington, North Carolina, pled
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:52
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[Canada] Contraband tobacco 'out of control' in Ontario, convenience store lobby says

For a study commissioned by convenience store owners, researchers combed through more than 18,000 cigarette butts across Ontario to determine how many are contraband. For a study commissioned by convenience store owners, researchers combed through more t
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 17, 2017 20:57
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[Illinois] BROWN: Fast Eddie’s big secret still safe with him

information Vrdolyak made cash payments exceeding $1 million to unnamed “individuals and entities” in connection with his own unexplained payday in the state’s $9.3 billion tobacco lawsuit settlement. The implication was clear that authorities believe th
Chicago Sun-Times
added Nov 15, 2017 15:29
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