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[Australia] The Government Is Coming for Your Chop Chop

Buried even deeper is a plan to crack down on illegal cigarettes. That’s right, the Government is coming for your chop chop, as well as any other slightly dodgy sources of cheap tobacco you’re relying on in the face of steep price hikes in recent years.
Vice.com
added May 14, 2018 21:49
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[UK] Smugglers jailed over £3.5m Belgium to Leeds tobacco haul

The defendants, all from Leeds, were caught after a Belgian lorry that had delivered to a warehouse in the city was stopped at Dover. The lorry was found to contain almost £500,000 in cash, hidden in holdalls in the back of ovens.
BBC Online
added May 14, 2018 01:59
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[UK] Ringleader of tobacco smuggling gang who used £2million swindled from the tax man to buy luxury home

Furniture store owner Geoffrey David Moon, 53, headed a criminal gang which brought cigarette and rolling tobacco products worth more than £2m in unpaid duty into the UK. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) seized millions of cigarettes and 200kg of hand-roll
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 14, 2018 01:56
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[UK] Jail for Leeds tobacco fraudster who used funds for a five-a-side football pitch

A Leeds fraudster who led a tobacco smuggling gang in a conspiracy to put millions of illegal cigarettes on the streets – using the funds a canal-side house with a five-a-side football pitch – has been jailed for seven years. Discount furniture store owne
Yorkshire Post (uk)
added May 12, 2018 22:22
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[New Zealand] Health Ministry abandons its legal fight against tobacco sticks

The Ministry of Heath has abandoned its legal fight to stop a tobacco giant importing and selling tobacco sticks designed to be heated instead of burned like cigarettes. HEETS are tobacco sticks or refills that are heated in an electronic device, rather
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added May 12, 2018 22:21
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Bill S-5 Will Open the Floodgates for Illegal Tobacco in Canada

the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) warned the Federal Government and the public that the passing of Bill S-5, An act to amend the Tobacco Act, has missed the mark in terms of protecting Canadians from the harms of tobacco. NCACT and
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added May 11, 2018 20:23
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[New York] UPS Responds In Appeal Of $247 Million Award For Untaxed Cigarette Sales ($$)

tells the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that the state of New York and New York City, in a February brief defending their $247 million award for UPS’s delivery of untaxed cigarettes, rely only on “rhetoric and invective” (New York, et al. v. United
Lexis Nexis
added May 11, 2018 03:03
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Turkey, a new Party to the Protocol:

The Convention Secretariat is proud to count Turkey as a new Party to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (the Protocol). Turkey being the 36 Party (including the European Union (EU)) [1] to ratify the Protocol, five Parties are n
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 11, 2018 03:02
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[Europe] ANDRIKIENE: eCigarettes: Reduced risk and vaping regulation

The EU needs better rules to stop illicit tobacco products from entering the market, writes Laima Andrikienė.
The Parliament Magazine (be)
added May 10, 2018 18:36
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[California] Los Angeles Man Sentenced for Massive Cigarette Tax Fraud

Un Hag Baeg got a 46-month sentence on Monday for conspiracy and was ordered to pay more than $7 million to the government. Baeg ran a company that provided supplies to cargo vessels. Authorities say he evaded millions of dollars in excise taxes due on
AP - Associated Press
added May 9, 2018 18:17
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