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[UK] Spalding house fire: Victims smoked illegal cigarettes while drinking heavily

Three men who died in a house fire were heavily intoxicated while smoking illegal cigarettes...An inquest at Boston Coroners' Court heard "bargain" foreign cigarettes were found at the scene. Coroner Murray Spittal recorded a verdict of death by misadvent
BBC Online
added Dec 22, 2016 18:16

[Tennessee] The trial must go on

Charges include conspiracy, obstruction of justice, extortion, bribery, wire fraud, mail fraud and honest services fraud. Prosecutors say they all made tens of thousands of dollars from the formation, marketing and operation of JailCigs, LLC and tried to
Murfreesboro (TN) Post
added Dec 21, 2016 22:49

[Asia, India] 12 lakh smuggled cigarettes seized in Tamil Nadu

. The cigarettes were smuggled into India from the UAE camouflaged as A4 size papers. Kerala-based smuggling gangs are believed to be behind it and investigations are underway to nab the smugglers. Based on a specific information that foreign brand cigare
Times of India
added Dec 21, 2016 18:48

Western New York trails pack in contraband tobacco seizures

New York State’s Cigarette Strike Force seized 53,307 cartons of contraband cigarettes and 261,220 untaxed cigars in 2016 – mostly outside Western New York. Just 644 cartons of contraband cigarettes, about 1 percent of the state’s total, were seized in
Buffalo (NY) News
added Dec 21, 2016 22:45


A problem that has long plagued border counties like Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph Counties here in Michigan is increasingly being felt in other border locations nationwide. It's the issue of cigarette smuggling. According to a new study by researchers wi
Moody on the Market
added Dec 21, 2016 22:40

When the tax stamp covers the health warning label: conflicting ‘best practices’ for tobacco control policy [FREE FULL TEXT]

Ministries of Health and Finance appear to face competing interests with regard to placement of HWLs and tax stamps. Health officials seek the prominent display of HWLs at the top of the PDA. Conversely, Ministries of Finance seek to prevent the reuse of
Tobacco Control
added Dec 21, 2016 19:20

[Guatemala, Mexico, South America/Caribbean] Belize’s Illegal Cigarette Trade

is rapidly turning into a contraband haven, forsaking its reputation as a scuba divers’ dream destination and archeological wonder in favor of that of a cigarette smuggling paradise.
The News - Radio Capital 830 Am (mx)
added Dec 20, 2016 22:17

[Florida] Ex-Atty Charged In Fla. With Embezzling Bankruptcy Funds ($$)

Josiah Ewing Hutton Jr., 60, of Winter Haven, faces up to five...wrongdoing related to a client named Patricia Regan, who the documents said received the funds from a tobacco...
added Dec 20, 2016 17:19

Cigarette Taxes and Smuggling: A 2016 Update (PDF)

hiking cigarette taxes can encourage illegal casual smuggling, raise the profit motive for professional criminals to engage in commercial smuggling, create new law enforcement and court costs and introduce new violence on the public as criminals fight ove
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
added Jan 10, 2017 21:58

Cigarette Taxes and Smuggling: A 2016 Update

Our research, and that of other scholars too, suggests that smuggling is a rampant problem, particularly in states with high cigarette excise taxes. Unintended and unforeseen consequences are a frequent problem in public policy. Few politicians realize
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
added Jan 10, 2017 21:20
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