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[Virginia] Wyndham man pleads guilty in multi-million dollar cigarette trafficking case

A Henrico County man pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in a black market cigarette scheme that prosecutors said sold $15 million a year in illicit cigarettes. Fu Chen, 43, pleaded guilty to two felony charges that involve possessing more than 40,000
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Feb 22, 2017 19:33
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A.T.F. Filled Secret Bank Account With Millions From Shadowy Cigarette Sales

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 [ATF]...racketeering lawsuit brought by a collective of tobacco farmers who say they we
New York Times
added Feb 22, 2017 16:28
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[Europe] Combating illicit trade a key pillar of Belgium’s anti-radicalisation strategy says deputy prime minister Jan Jambon

A Brussels conference has been told that the lucrative trade in illicit goods is helping to finance terrorist organisations such as Islamic State. Speaking on Tuesday at a conference on counterfeit trade, Belgium’s deputy prime minister Jan Jambon said
The Parliament Magazine (be)
added Feb 22, 2017 16:11
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[Africa, South Africa] SARS PROBING ILLEGAL CIGARETTE TRADE AFTER MASSIVE BUST

South African Revenue Service (Sars) is investigating a case of illegal cigarette trade. Sars says its officials confiscated almost 17 million suspected illegal cigarettes on Friday. It says the cigarettes, valued at R18 million, were seized in Johannes
Eyewitness News (za)
added Feb 21, 2017 20:44
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[Australia] Seizure of tobacco at Cessnock Jail illustrates how black market has emerged in prisons following cigarette ban

TOBACCO-addicted maximum security prisoners are paying more than $20 for a single rolled cigarette in a black market trade which has erupted following the state’s prisons going smoke-free. A black market operation was uncovered at Cessnock jail on Monday
Newcastle Herald (au)
added Feb 21, 2017 20:43
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[Australia] Sleeping on the job, playing on their phones and VERY lengthy cigarette breaks: Criminals serving community service caught slacking off on camera

Footage has emerged of criminals who have escaped jail time playing on their phones, doing push ups and smoking when they are supposed to be doing community work. Many offenders in Australia, some who have committed serious crimes, walk out of court wit
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 21, 2017 20:08
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[Europe] Vietnam to restrict imports of tobacco material, egg from Eurasian

Vietnam will apply import tariffs quotas for tobacco material and poultry eggs from the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) member states in 2017, 2018 and 2019, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) on Monday. Accordingly, the application of
China Economic Net (cn)
added Feb 21, 2017 03:01
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[UK] Tougher penalties welcomed for ‘shameless’ tobacco smugglers

Plans by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to crack down on tobacco smugglers have been welcomed by the National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN). HMRC wants to make it easier to ‘name and shame’ those people involved in the illicit trade and to impose
Talking Retail (uk)
added Feb 22, 2017 16:07
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[Wisconsin] Stiffer Penalties for Illegal Tobacco Sales

e Northwoods Tobacco Free Coalition (NWTFC) will be completing compliance checks to local tobacco vendors to try and stop the sale of tobacco to those under the age of 18. This year they've also stiffened the penalties if you're found selling tobacco prod
WSAU (550 AM) / WSAU-FM 99.9 (Wausau, WI)
added Feb 21, 2017 03:05
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[Australia] Illegal tobacco imports on the rise; criminals using high heels, fluffy toys to stash cigarettes

Australian Border Force (ABF) officials have seized a record volume of illegal cigarettes and tobacco, including many products hidden inside fluffy toys, machinery, picture frames and platform shoes. For the month of January, 5 million illegal cigarette
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Feb 21, 2017 01:56
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