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[Netherlands] Eight arrested as police bust illegal cigarette factory in Brabant

Police and finance ministry inspectors have closed down an illegal cigarette factory in the Brabant town of Oirschot and arrested eight people working on the production line.
DutchNews.nl (nl)
added Mar 2, 2017 18:30
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PODCAST: Matt Apuzzo: ‘Tickling the Wire,’ Knocking on Doors, Getting the Story on Government Wrongdoing

Times investigative reporter Matt Apuzzo gives readers insight into how he reported a story about how the A.T.F. filled a secret bank account with millions from shadowy cigarette sales.
New York Times
added Feb 28, 2017 17:14
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[New Zealand] VIDEO: Customs makes $1.4 million tobacco bust

A landmark prosecution by New Zealand Customs involving the biggest-ever interception of tobacco products marks the first time anyone prosecuted by Customs for fraud has gone to jail. A months-long investigation by Newshub found the molasses tobacco imp
Newshub (nz)
added Mar 2, 2017 19:15
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[Africa, South Africa] SARS suspends 'last Jedi'

The unit was part of the controversial Project Honey Badger investigation into the illicit tobacco industry that has claimed the heads of senior SARS investigators...the tobacco investigation led to a viscous backlash at SARS against the so-called “rogue
News24 (za)
added Feb 27, 2017 11:55
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[Asia, Egypt, Israel] 2 tons of tobacco smuggled in pots

Israeli customs officials at the Nitzana crossing foiled an attempt to smuggle two tons of tobacco over the border, worth a total of 200,000 NIS and for which taxes would have been 1,000,000 NIS. The tobacco was hidden in pots imported by the Palestinia
Arutz Sheva (IsraelNationalNews.com)
added Mar 1, 2017 04:18
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farmers should be aware of thieves and prostitutes

Following the announcement by Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) that tobacco auction floors will open doors on 15 March 2017, pick pocketers and sex workers have obviously started rehearsing, perfecting old and new tricks of their trade in prep
Harare24
added Feb 25, 2017 17:56
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[New York, Virginia] ARCHIVE: A.T.F. Filled Secret Bank Account With Millions From Shadowy Cigarette Sales

Working from an office suite behind a Burger King in southern Virginia, operatives used a web of shadowy cigarette sales to funnel tens of millions of dollars into a secret bank account. They weren’t known smugglers, but rather agents from the Bureau of A
New York Times
added Sep 8, 2017 15:29
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Cigarette Taxes and Smuggling

Smokers may be an easy tax target because many view them as sinners and thus easier to tax. But tax-hike proponents must consider the unintended consequences that undermine whatever good intentions they may have had in the first place.
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
added Apr 24, 2017 23:08
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[UK] Commercial landlords may have to police illicit tobacco sales under HMRC proposals

Commercial property landlords could be forced to actively inspect their properties and police tenants suspected of tobacco and other excise duty evasion under plans proposed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), an expert has warned.22 Feb 2017
Out-law.com (Pinsent Masons)
added Feb 25, 2017 18:30
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What A Tobacco Racketeering Case, Possible ATF Involvement Means For Tobacco Stocks

“If the federal government’s involvement basically opened up a way for certain individuals to game the system and make a bunch of money off of this, and basically be illicit cigarette dealers condoned by the federal government, then it’s less certain wha
Benzinga.com
added Feb 23, 2017 21:34
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