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[Georgia (Country), Russia] Inside the Uranium Underworld: Dark Secrets, Dirty Bombs

The potential source that most concerns investigators in Georgia is the region of Abkhazia, a Russian protectorate that broke away from Georgian control ... these regions often function as way stations for smugglers, allowing everything from guns and ciga
TIME Magazine
added Apr 9, 2017 18:26

[UK] Ex-marine commando turned piracy expert caught smuggling with his father

Diccon Wood, assistant director at the HMRC's Fraud Investigation Service, said:...“Disrupting criminal trade is at the heart of our strategy to clamp down on the illicit tobacco market, which costs the UK around £2billion a year. Anyone with information
Sunderland Echo (uk)
added Apr 6, 2017 03:12

[Ireland] Threat to small traders from black-market cigarettes

Because the cigarettes sold from suitcases are contraband, his rivals can undercut him by as much as 70 per cent – so the impact their illicit trade has on his legitimate business is “absolutely huge”. He has been in retail for more than three decades an
Irish Times (ie)
added Apr 6, 2017 03:11

[Canada] Big Tobacco warns plain-packaging will increase contraband problem as Senate studies anti-smoking bill

The industry says the Liberals’ Bill S-5 is a gift to organized crime; anti-smoking groups say concerns over the legislation are being overstated, and that plain packaging will make cigarettes less attractive to kids. Representatives of Imperial Tobacco
National Post (ca)
added Apr 6, 2017 02:05

[Illinois] Things may get even worse for ‘Fast Eddie’ Vrdolyak, lawyers hint

A grand jury hit Vrdolyak, 79, last November with a 19-page federal indictment that outlined his role in a scheme to pocket millions of dollars from Illinois’ $9.3 billion settlement with tobacco companies nearly two decades ago. The indictment alleges Vr
Chicago Sun-Times
added Apr 6, 2017 02:03

[UK-Northern Ireland] 30k cigarettes and 20kgs of tobacco seized by taxman

Over 30,000 cigarettes and almost 20 kilogrammes of tobacco have been seized by the taxman during the raid of a house in Limavady on Wednesday. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) confirmed the cigarettes and Hand Rolling tobacco (HRT) were confiscated followin
Derry Journal (uk)
added Apr 4, 2017 21:12

[Africa, South Africa] 2 killed as illicit cigarette trade battle in Cape Town heats up

A fight to dominate the illicit cigarette trade in Cape Town has seen at least two men killed in three days. And more violence is expected. In the latest incident, a 60-year-old security guard was gunned down in Hanover Park when a cigarette delivery v
News24 (za)
added Apr 4, 2017 17:34

[Europe, Malta] EDITORIAL: Hands off the rule of law

The man who investigated the case insists there is a case for arraignment. Mr Dalli denies the allegations. In an environment where the rule of law prevails, only a court can settle that...This government has already corrupted governance and tries to ‘man
Times of Malta (mt)
added Apr 4, 2017 12:16

[UK] 65,000 cigarettes found dumped in a field in Crewe

Cheshire East Council's trading standards team are asking the public for any information to help identify who was responsible. The cigarettes – estimated to have a street value of £24,000 – are known as ‘cheap whites’, foreign imports brought into the U
Signal Radio (uk)
added Apr 4, 2017 11:40

[Africa, South Africa] Illicit cigarette trading linked to murder of Cape Town gang boss – sources

The murder of a Fancy Boys gang leader on Saturday has apparently lifted the lid on the massive illicit cigarette trade, said to be one of the most lucrative industries dominated by underworld factions. News24 understands that Shamiel Eyssen, 45, who was
News24 (za)
added Apr 4, 2017 17:34
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