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[New Zealand] Higher taxes blamed for surge in black market tobacco

The results of a parliamentary inquiry into the trade of illegal tobacco warns that a recent tax increase is fueling the black market, prompting calls for more resources to crack down on and tax the criminals bringing cheap cigarettes into the country.
Yahoo! New Zealand News
added Oct 8, 2017 16:24
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[Korea - North] Russian ferry operator involved in shipping N. Korean cargo to China

with a plan to reload the cargo onto a non-North Korean ship bound for Foshan in southeastern China. The Mangyongbong returned to Rason with tobacco and mahjong game tables
Kyodo News Service (jp)
added Oct 8, 2017 10:08
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[UK] EXCLUSIVE: Iraqi migrant doesn't have to work by flogging illegal fags for easy cash

AN Iraqi migrant living in Britain makes so much cash flogging illegal fags he doesn’t have to work... The Daily Star can reveal the Kurd, who calls himself Khalid, buys 40,000 illegally imported cigs at a time. He openly advertises them for sale on a F
Daily Star (uk)
added Oct 6, 2017 03:35
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[Virginia] Man accused of stealing more than $800,000 from Richmond-based tobacco trade association

Federal authorities are accusing the co-founder of a tobacco trade association of stealing more than $833,000 from it over a five-year period. Ronald Tully, 57...the scheme, which victimized the Council of Independent Tobacco Manufacturers of America, be
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Oct 6, 2017 02:49
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Snus and snuff use in Switzerland among young men: are there beneficial effects on smoking?

SLT use did not have any significant beneficial effects on young men in Switzerland, but significantly increased the likelihood of smoking initiation and continuation, independent of whether the substance is legally sold (snuff) or not (snus). This does
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 6, 2017 02:38
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[France] Why are carrots the protest weapon of choice for angry French tobacconists?

French tobacconists once again protested in Paris on Wednesday against the government's plan to hike the price of a packet of cigarettes to €10... use carrot dumping in their protests, just as they did in September 2015 outside the Ministry of Finance to
The Local France (fr)
added Oct 6, 2017 02:34
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[Latvia] Police in Riga Region bust large illegal cigarette factory

Police in Riga Region have busted an illegal factory that had been making cigarettes in large amounts, Andrejs Sozinovs, the chief of the Riga regional criminal police, said at a news conference yesterday, cites LETA.
The Baltic Course (uk)
added Oct 6, 2017 02:33
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[New York] NYS Tax Department Announces Policy to Help Curb Untaxed Cigarette Sales

Retailers caught and found guilty of selling untaxed cigarettes in New York State risk losing other state-issued licenses, including lottery and alcohol sales. The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced that it has joined forces wit
New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
added Oct 6, 2017 02:32
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North, Malaysia] LUNA: How black market tobacco fuels terrorism / Illicit cigarettes are now second only to the heroin trade in helping fund some of the Taliban militias.

It’s time to focus the world’s attention on a smuggling enterprise that helps underwrite North Korea’s nukes and Taliban terror... During my tenure at the US State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, we released a
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Oct 6, 2017 02:31
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[California] Korean National Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud the United States by Diverting Millions of Untaxed Cigarettes

between 2012 and 2015, Baeg and others conspired to divert approximately 143 million export-only cigarettes from an export warehouse near the Port of Los Angeles....In fact, the cigarettes were sold in the United States resulting in millions of dollars in
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added Oct 6, 2017 02:29
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