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[UK] Shopkeepers punished after illicit tobacco finds

A Leicester shopkeeper has been given a suspended jail sentence after he was caught with more than 50,000 illicit cigarettes and 63kg of illegal hand rolling tobacco, according to a media audit by JTI. The shopkeeper, who ran Shreeji News in Leicester,
Talking Retail (uk)
added May 16, 2018 21:39
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[Latin America] Illicit Cigarette Trade in Five South American Countries: A Gap Analysis for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru

Evolution of cigarette illicit trade in five Latin American countries show different trajectories, not in line with tobacco industry estimates, which highlight the importance of producing solid, independent estimates. There are inexpensive methodologies
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 16, 2018 03:30
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[Massachusetts] WEBINAR: Human Trafficking and the Illicit Cigarette Trade: Global Consequences

Start Date: 5/17/2018 ... The illicit trade of cigarettes has become a multi-billion dollar business today and has taken centre stage in the global debate in the last few years. There are various ways in describing the illicit cigarette trade: contraban
Babson College (Babson Park, MA)
added May 16, 2018 03:27
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SHACKFORD: Australia Attempts to Fight Tobacco Black Markets by Banning Large Cash Transactions

This will hurt innocent people. It may harm legal businesses. And it won't actually work. . . Australia's black market for tobacco is easily and obviously tied to its massive tax rate. Cigarettes cost $30 a pack there! Yet the government claims that onc
Reason Magazine
added May 15, 2018 05:50
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[UK] Ringleader of tobacco smuggling gang who used £2million swindled from the tax man to buy luxury home

Furniture store owner Geoffrey David Moon, 53, headed a criminal gang which brought cigarette and rolling tobacco products worth more than £2m in unpaid duty into the UK. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) seized millions of cigarettes and 200kg of hand-roll
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 14, 2018 01:56
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[UK] Jail for Leeds tobacco fraudster who used funds for a five-a-side football pitch

A Leeds fraudster who led a tobacco smuggling gang in a conspiracy to put millions of illegal cigarettes on the streets – using the funds a canal-side house with a five-a-side football pitch – has been jailed for seven years. Discount furniture store owne
Yorkshire Post (uk)
added May 12, 2018 22:22
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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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