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[Asia, India] Note ban brings tobacco smuggling to halt

According to the Railway police, a spin-off of the ban on high-value currency notes is the drastic fall in smuggling of pan masala products and cheap quality ganja by trains that directly connect the eastern part of the country to Kerala. They attribute
The Hindu Online (in)
added Dec 12, 2016 06:26

[Asia, China] 4 arrested for online counterfeit cigarette sales

Police in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region had arrested four suspects for selling counterfeit cigarettes online, they announced Saturday. Laibin City police launched an investigation in March after receiving information about counterfe
Global Times (cn)
added Dec 12, 2016 06:26

[Australia] Tobacco traffickers turn to Tinder to push cut-price cigarettes in Victoria

Organised crime syndicates are urging prospective clients to “swipe right” for cheap cigarettes on Tinder, and are selling packets for as little as $18. Dating profiles, seen by the Herald Sun, are spruiking the often smuggled cigarettes, which are sold
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Dec 11, 2016 18:31

[Asia] Turkmenistan: The regime that throws cigarettes on bonfires

One of the most repressive states in the world is trying to become one of the healthiest. Turkmenistan is promoting fitness and wants to become a smoking-free nation - but when no-one can openly challenge the government's decisions, how healthy can such
BBC Online
added Dec 11, 2016 18:11

[Canada, USA] CBSA officer charged in cross-border tobacco smuggling investigation

RCMP says a Canada Border Services Agency officer has been charged in a smuggling investigation. The Mounties say the arrest came as part of a joint forces investigation that focused on a criminal organization that was allegedly smuggling truckloads of c
Canadian Press
added Dec 12, 2016 20:07

[Indiana] Cigarette tax hike could have clearer path without Pence

Brinegar said past proposals have been doomed, in part because of Pence’s “clear” political ambition when taking office four years ago amid rumors that he wanted to run for president. “He was going to make sure there were no tax increases that we’re goi
Rushville (IN) Republican
added Dec 11, 2016 17:21

[Caribbean, Jamaica] New Cigarette Maker Already Victim Of Fake Products

Nostic Agricultural & Manufacturing Limited says local distributors are now hesitant to stock its cigarettes as counterfeit products are causing serious confusion in the market. Contraband D&J Royal cigarettes hit the local market even before the authen
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Dec 9, 2016 23:48

[Asia] PANNER: Turkmenistan: Beating, Jail Time For Chewing Tobacco

Turkmenistan is a failing state. When someone may be put in prison for seven years for possessing a substance that is prevalent across Central Asia, a substance that not even the Soviet government prohibited, that is a sign of a desperate government.
Radio Free Europe
added Dec 9, 2016 22:00

[UK] Real IRA figure Aidan 'The Beast' O'Driscoll shot dead in Cork street

The Real IRA in 2013 said its new leadership had demoted and expelled O’Driscoll for pilfering profits from the outlawed group’s involvement in cigarette smuggling and other crime. At the time, Real IRA colleagues shot O’Driscoll in both legs in a so-cal
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 8, 2016 20:39

[Canada] Excessive tax to blame for contraband

On behalf of the Ontario Convenience Stores Association just short of 20,000 cigarette butts were picked up and subjected to analysis. The results were surprising. Just over a quarter of the butts picked up in Toronto and surrounding area were contraband
North Bay (Ont) Nugget (ca)
added Dec 8, 2016 02:44
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