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[Canada] Illegal tobacco use on the rise, convenience stores say

Nearly four in every 10 cigarettes smoked in the province are likely contraband despite a government commitment to crack down on illegal tobacco, the Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) says.... The OCSA released its tenth annual contraband tob
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:59
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[UK] Haul of illegal tobacco worth £50k seized in Stourbridge

Stourbridge Police tweeted: "Joint Operation with Trading Standards, £50,000 worth of illicit tabacco and cigarettes seized, over £20,000 worth of it from one shop in Stourbridge
Midlands Express and Star (uk)
added Nov 14, 2017 12:45
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[Mexico, Arizona] Cigarette black market on the rise

- Mexican drug gangs are using cigarette sales to launder profits from drug and human smuggling, according to a report released Monday by the Government Accountability Office. "ICE officials say that the same transnational criminal organizations that smu
azfamily.com (Newschannel 3)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:56
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New York is the top state for cigarette smuggling in the country

The report should come as no surprise to anyone who has purchased a discounted pack of smokes from their local bodega and found an out-of-state tax stamp on the bottom. At a press conference last August, New York City Sheriff Joseph Fucito vowed to crack
Time Out New York
added Nov 15, 2017 04:35
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[Illinois] Feds: Man threatened to make Vrdolyak’s secret deal ‘front page news’

It’s not clear how much money Vrdolyak made from the tobacco settlement. Federal prosecutors told a judge in 2010 that he “has a guaranteed income stream of $260,000 per year . . . until 2023 from tobacco-related litigation.” And Bhachu wrote that Vrdoly
Chicago Sun-Times
added Nov 14, 2017 03:21
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines] Cigarette smuggling gouges Asia's taxes, anti-smoking drive

With Asia facing potentially debilitating health care costs related to high rates of smoking, many countries have been trying to curb tobacco consumption by increasing taxes. But this seems to have backfired by triggering an upswing in smuggling that has
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Nov 13, 2017 16:00
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[New York] NYC is the cigarette smuggling capital of the US: study

there’s a good chance that butt was not taxed here. That’s because the “unintended consequences” of high cigarette taxes have made New York City the undisputed butt-smuggling center of the US, according to a new Tax Foundation study. For 2015, the most r
New York Post
added Nov 15, 2017 04:28
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[UK] EXCLUSIVE: First fake plain packs discovered, rogue retailers making "small fortune"

Following a tip-off, Retail Express was sold a plain pack counterfeit of a premium brand by a London newsagent for £10.50. The retailer took a legitimate pack out of the gantry and swapped it out with a fake pack, while processing thecard transaction.
betterRetailing (uk)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:39
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[UK] Shopkeeper 'tried to blame staff' over illicit tobacco sales

A shopkeeper whose shop was caught peddling illicit cigarettes tried to blame his staff. Ali Azadin, 37, who owns Strokrotka on New Hall Lane in Preston, admitted five counts of selling counterfeit and improperly labelled cigarettes, but tried to imply h
Lancashire Evening Post (uk)
added Nov 11, 2017 21:02
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RCMP GTA CFSEU and its policing partners land a tremendous blow to organized crime in Canada Français

A partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police led Contraband Tobacco Enforcement Team (CTET) allowed this investigation to demonstrate the strong ties between contraband tobacco and the organized crime community. During this investigation, the CTET s
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Nov 18, 2017 03:05
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