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[New York] Judge rules against UPS in untaxed cigarette case

liable in a 2015 lawsuit filed by New York City and New York state that accused it of having a corporate culture that favored sales opportunities over a responsibility to following regulations helping New York enforce tax law.
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 25, 2017 17:11

[Dominican Republic, Florida] Dominican, US Customs seize 8.0M cigarettes in container

The Customs Agency on Wednesday announced the confiscation 8.0 million cigarettes found in a container camouflaged as a cargo of fabrics, which entered the country at Haina Oriental Port from Miami.
Dominican Today (do)
added Mar 24, 2017 20:34

Women allegedly bought up cigarettes in low-tax Missouri to sell in high-tax New York

Back in the motel room, police didn’t recover the alleged pot, but they found a different kind of smoking material: about 160 cartons of cigarettes. The women admitted they had driven around the St. Louis area in a rented car buying them up, with plans
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Mar 24, 2017 20:30

[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Hanoi customs seize large amount of cigars on flight from Cuba

seized nearly 17,000 contraband cigars found in the luggage of four Vietnamese passengers who were returning from Cuba to Hanoi on Sunday. The four, including a woman, arrived at Noi Bai International Airport on a Vietnam Airlines flight after transitin
added Mar 24, 2017 20:30

[New York] An empire of smuggled smokes

The state’s high cigarette taxes have led to rampant tax evasion and avoidance and other ugly, unintended consequences. Since 2008, we have assessed the degree to which cigarettes are smuggled between states. Through 2015, we estimate that 57% of all th
Crain's New York Business
added Mar 24, 2017 18:33

[Australia] ARCHIVE: Are these photos the pointy end of tobacco control? Or just another example of what the tobacco industry does best?

look at how e-cigarettes are promoted in countries like the US where they can be freely sold...The June 2016, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) took action against two online retailers for suggesting that e-cigarettes do not cont
Sydney Health Law (blog) (au)
added Mar 24, 2017 18:25

[UK] Calls for tougher penalties against illicit tobacco dealers in Sunderland

Anti-smoking group Fresh is calling for tougher penalties against those caught dealing in illicit tobacco on Wearside as a national consultation looks at effective ways of tackling the black market. Those who smuggle, distribute and sell illegal tobacco,
Sunderland Echo (uk)
added Mar 24, 2017 17:11

Organised crime syndicates smuggling ‘low risk’ tobacco leaf and cigarettes into Australia

With government taxes on tobacco set to rise again in May’s federal Budget, black market tobacco leaf and cigarettes are now as profitable as narcotics. And such is the “low risk high return” market, Federal law enforcement now have credible evidence mo
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Mar 23, 2017 18:28

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] BIR files P9.56-B tax evasion raps vs Mighty

Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) yesterday filed a P9.564-billion tax evasion case against cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corp. for the alleged use of counterfeit tax stamps. In the criminal case filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ), the BIR accus
Philippine Star (ph)
added Mar 23, 2017 18:17

[Ireland] Boxer’s guilty plea over illegal tobacco

One of the biggest figures in Irish boxing signed a plea of guilty yesterday to a charge of having unstamped tobacco products for sale or delivery in Cork. Boxer Kieran Joyce was remanded in custody last month until April 4 for sentencing in a similar c
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Mar 23, 2017 02:41
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