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[New Zealand] Government at 'high risk' of losing $10 million annually if tobacco black market surges

There is a high risk New Zealand's tobacco black market could grow significantly, costing the Government over $10 million a year, a declassified document says. A Stuff investigation last year, which included a reporter purchasing 80 grams of the illicit
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Jan 15, 2017 19:35

[Australia] Ballarat’s black market of smokes

Ballarat’s black market for illegal cigarettes is alive and well, with illicit tobacco being sold at locations across the city. At least three stores The Courier investigated sold “illicit whites”, branded cigarettes that are legally produced in other c
Ballarat (Vic) Courier (au)
added Jan 13, 2017 22:36

[Canada, New York] CBP and HSI Seize 13,200 Pounds Of Undeclared Tobacco At Peace Bridge

seized 13,200 pounds of tobacco, valued at more than $530,000, on January 4...the tobacco was being smuggled out of the U.S. into Canada to avoid paying U.S. and Canadian taxes and duties.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
added Jan 13, 2017 22:36

[Virginia] Sentencing delayed for man guilty in cigarette trafficking

A 30-year-old Palestinian who helped illegally traffic at least $9.5 million in cigarettes from Virginia to other states almost avoided any jail time Thursday. Issa Qatrawi, pleaded guilty in federal court in September to a charge of conspiracy to traff
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Jan 13, 2017 22:36

[Asia-pacific] 21 foreigners nabbed over illegal cigarettes in Singapore

The duo were among 21 foreign workers on work permits caught last year, for their involvement in duty-unpaid cigarette activities, said a media release from the Singapore Customs Thursday. In response to queries from The Straits Times, a spokesman said
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jan 13, 2017 22:36

[Europe, Mid-east, Spain, Uae] The police have detained two Britons in Torrent, confiscating 475,000 contraband tobacco packets

The container had been sent from the United Arab Emirates and had arrived at the port in Valencia; then it was transported to an industrial warehouse in Torrent. The cargo had been described to Customs as plastic containers and the contraband tobacco was (blog)
added Jan 13, 2017 22:34
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[UK] Illegal tobacco could “wipe out” independent stores

Independent businesses are at risk of being “wiped out” if more action is not taken to tackle the illegal tobacco trade, retailers and manufacturers have warned, after a haul was exposed in one city. A torrent of illegal and fake tobacco products are be
betterRetailing (uk)
added Jan 13, 2017 22:21

[Asia, Pakistan] Cigarette advertising affecting kids as young as six

Multinational cigarette companies are not only breaking advertisement laws by targeting youth, but also taking benefit of the unregulated cigarette industry through pressure tactics. Resultantly, these manufacturers are reaping billions, while cleverly di
Daily Times (pk)
added Jan 13, 2017 16:48


an investigation against Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman and his connections to Hamodia, the daily newspaper of the Ger Hassidim. In four-part investigative report, Channel 2 revealed that it created a fictitious electronic cigarette company and wanted t
Jerusalem Post
added Jan 12, 2017 06:02

[Canada] 350,000 contraband cigarettes seized

The Codiac Regional RCMP has seized approximately 350 thousand contraband cigarettes. The contraband tobacco was discovered after a vehicle was impounded following a routine traffic stop on the Gunningsville Bridge between Moncton and Riverview on Januar
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) (ca)
added Jan 12, 2017 18:20
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