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[UK] Wandsworth Council wants to stamp out illegal tobacco

Launched by London Councils, London Trading Standards and health professionals across London, the drive aims raise awareness around the illegal trade. Wandsworth held a roadshow at Southside Shopping Centre last week to highlight the harm caused by the
Your Local (uk)
added Jul 28, 2017 15:09

[UK] Nottingham shop owner jailed for over two years for selling counterfeit cigarettes

A shop owner involved in a complex conspiracy to supply and sell illicit cigarettes from shops in Sutton-in-Ashfield and Nottingham city has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison at Nottingham Crown Court today. Hersh Mohammed, 40, of Warner
West Bridgford Wire (uk)
added Jul 28, 2017 14:57

[Canada, Germany] Who Gets to Sell Cigarettes Without Taxes?

BOTTOM LINE - Grand River Enterprises has battled U.S. and Canadian authorities over taxation of cigarettes as it’s built a lucrative worldwide business with its Indian smokes.
Bloomberg News
added Jul 27, 2017 20:18

[Latin America, Paraguay] Brazil Loses $2.1 Billion in Taxes on Cigarette Smuggling

Cigarettes are the most seized contraband product in Brazil. It is estimated that, in a year, the country loses almost R$6.5 billion (US$2.1 billion) in taxes. Most of this contraband comes in through Paraguay, which borders the states of Mato Grosso do
Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE)
added Jul 27, 2017 06:54

[Latin America] Brazil Stops Using Military Drones in Fight Against Illicit Trade

The service would run for 24 hours and every day of the week, with real-time data and image transmissions. The planned use was never operational, like seizing a truckload of smuggled cigarettes. The objective would be, for example, to identify the route
Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE)
added Jul 27, 2017 06:48

[UK] Police raids in Huddersfield town centre see 60,000 illicit cigs taken off the streets

Dubbed Operation Torrward, it targeted several premises on John William Street with sniffer dogs used to detect hidden caches of tobacco. Police officers said the raids netted a total of 62,860 illegal cigarettes along with 26kg of hand rolling tobacco
Huddersfield Daily Examiner/icHuddersfield (uk)
added Jul 26, 2017 14:18

[Latin America] Brazilian drug gang PCC is strengthening its links with Hezbollah / The alliance is feeding power and profits of both groups

The PCC reportedly smuggles drugs and arms to the Lebanese paramilitary group, plus electronic products, cigarettes, clothing and fuel...smuggled goods such as cigarettes are also denting Brazil’s economy. The National Forum Against Piracy and Illegality
plus55 (br)
added Jul 27, 2017 06:52

[Asia-pacific] Philippines Strike Record $493M Tax Deal With Tobacco Co.

government has agreed to accept a record settlement of $493 million from Mighty Corp., one of the country’s largest tobacco companies, to end a tax evasion case over missing cigarette stamps, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday. The settlement force
added Jul 26, 2017 22:46

[New York] SCPD: Four People Arrested for Selling E-Liquid Nicotine to Minors

conducted an investigation into the sale of e-liquid nicotine to minors during which ten businesses were checked for compliance. Four people were arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child: Richard Gottcent, 22, of Islip Terrace, emp (NY)
added Jul 24, 2017 22:08

[Caribbean, Trinidad And Tobago] VIDEO: Counterfeit cigarettes

The minister of health is warning of counterfeit cigarettes flooding the local market. While smoking, on the whole, poses a severe risk to health, these fake cigarettes are said to contain toxic metals and according to the minister are a severe public he
added Jul 24, 2017 18:47
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