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[New Zealand] Health Ministry abandons its legal fight against tobacco sticks

The Ministry of Heath has abandoned its legal fight to stop a tobacco giant importing and selling tobacco sticks designed to be heated instead of burned like cigarettes. HEETS are tobacco sticks or refills that are heated in an electronic device, rather
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added May 12, 2018 22:21
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[UK] Smugglers jailed over £3.5m Belgium to Leeds tobacco haul

The defendants, all from Leeds, were caught after a Belgian lorry that had delivered to a warehouse in the city was stopped at Dover. The lorry was found to contain almost £500,000 in cash, hidden in holdalls in the back of ovens.
BBC Online
added May 14, 2018 01:59
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[Asia-pacific] Customs chief says seizure of black market cigarettes worth HK$2.5 million shows illegal activities in Hong Kong are ‘under control’

said enhanced enforcement had led to a surge in the seizure of untaxed cigarettes. In the department’s latest success, two men were arrested on Wednesday evening after officers stopped them as they were pushing a trolley piled high with boxes containing
South China Morning Post
added May 14, 2018 21:50
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[Europe] Organised crime in Montenegro on rise amid claims of gang links to government

Shooting of reporter in leg ‘latest warning for investigators’... Lakić wrote investigative articles for the newspaper Vijesti about cigarette smuggling, claiming senior police officials were involved in an illegal counterfeit trade. She had received num
The Guardian (uk)
added May 14, 2018 21:50
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[Canada] 353 drivers pulled over in 2 days on Highway 6

A two-day traffic blitz on Highway 6 resulted in hundreds of charges and the seizure of hundreds of thousands of contraband cigarettes. The blitz took place May 2-3 on the nearly 100-kilometre stretch of the highway between Highway 401 and the Port Dove
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added May 14, 2018 21:49
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Bill S-5 Will Open the Floodgates for Illegal Tobacco in Canada

the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) warned the Federal Government and the public that the passing of Bill S-5, An act to amend the Tobacco Act, has missed the mark in terms of protecting Canadians from the harms of tobacco. NCACT and
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added May 11, 2018 20:23
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[New York] UPS Responds In Appeal Of $247 Million Award For Untaxed Cigarette Sales ($$)

tells the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that the state of New York and New York City, in a February brief defending their $247 million award for UPS’s delivery of untaxed cigarettes, rely only on “rhetoric and invective” (New York, et al. v. United
Lexis Nexis
added May 11, 2018 03:03
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[Australia] Govt to woo voters in new budget

plans to crack down on the illicit tobacco industry, which is expected to raise almost $3 billion over four years, by preventing the sale of 864 tons of illegal tobacco. Under the policy, the Australian Taxation Office will be given expanded powers to ap
China Daily (cn)
added May 15, 2018 05:32
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[Australia] The Government Is Coming for Your Chop Chop

Buried even deeper is a plan to crack down on illegal cigarettes. That’s right, the Government is coming for your chop chop, as well as any other slightly dodgy sources of cheap tobacco you’re relying on in the face of steep price hikes in recent years.
Vice.com
added May 14, 2018 21:49
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[California] Los Angeles Man Sentenced for Massive Cigarette Tax Fraud

Un Hag Baeg got a 46-month sentence on Monday for conspiracy and was ordered to pay more than $7 million to the government. Baeg ran a company that provided supplies to cargo vessels. Authorities say he evaded millions of dollars in excise taxes due on
AP - Associated Press
added May 9, 2018 18:17
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