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[Spain, UK] Fighting Over the Rock / Feud Over Gibraltar’s Sovereignty Fosters an Economic Squeeze

Gibraltar’s government acknowledges that Gibraltar benefits from tax differences with Spain, particularly for retail items like cigarettes, but “in every single border town in the world there is some leverage on the pricing of certain items,” Albert Isol
New York Times
added Sep 15, 2013 10:33

[Spain, UK] Smuggling cheap tobacco from Gibraltar

hundreds of bicycles, heaped in a large pile, rust in the summer sun. ... once your passport has been checked, is a kiosk selling cheap tobacco. The two things are linked. The bicycles have been seized from cyclists trying to smuggle tobacco across the
BBC Online
added Aug 22, 2013 14:57

[Spain, UK] Spanish Fishermen Protest Restrictions Off Gibraltar

The interior minister of Spain, Jorge Fernández Díaz, said Friday that Spain would not allow Gibraltar to be “the border of tobacco smuggling,” noting that Gibraltar, which has about 30,000 residents, had imported 140 million packs of cigarettes last year
New York Times
added Aug 18, 2013 23:38

[Spain] Gibraltar chases sea-borne tobacco smugglers

Tobacco smugglers Miguel and Jaime keep their heads down as they race across the waves on a jet ski with a chasing Gibraltar police patrol boat close behind. This is the thrilling side of widespread smuggling of cigarettes from the tiny, low-tax British
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Aug 16, 2013 02:24

[Gibraltar, Spain] Tobacco arrests continue

Officers of the Royal Gibraltar Police arrested four locals for tobacco offences shortly after midnight last Friday. One of the men, a 39 year old was arrested for possession of a commercial quantity of tobacco. Another a 59 year old was arrested for br
Gibraltar Chronicle (gi)
added Aug 13, 2013 11:36

[Gibraltar, Spain] Guardia arrested in border tobacco operation

A member of the Guardia Civil frontier team has been accused of partaking in a cigarette smuggling operation. Since November 2011 Spanish authorities have been investigating the man concerned, when suspicions were raised that there was a smuggling orga
Gibraltar Chronicle (gi)
added Aug 6, 2013 15:14

[Eastern Europe, Europe, Gibraltar, Spain] EADE: Cigarettes can damage our health

Gibraltar faces being put into the same pen as Eastern European countries or non EU States that turn a blind eye to cigarette smuggling. I have been reporting on cigarette smuggling since the early 1990s and the black launch days in Gibraltar's harbours.
added Jun 29, 2013 10:22

[Europe, Gibraltar, Spain] EADE: Smoker's cough or déjà vu?

The problem for us is that given this scenario the EU will be supportive of Spain. Contraband tobacco is not just a Spanish problem but an EU problem and Madrid will argue our border at La Línea is a weak link. Some day this problem has to be tackled b
added Jun 24, 2013 19:22

[Gibraltar] Govt ban cancels Glacis and Laguna tobacco licences

The Government’s action to terminate existing retail tobacco licences and the eradication of the sale of tobacco in Laguna or Glacis estates means that it will not be possible for the existing retail outlets to sell tobacco at all other than in vending m
Gibraltar Chronicle (gi)
added Jun 12, 2013 17:57

[Gibraltar] Violence against Customs Officers who disrupted cigarette smuggling

The officers, on a routine patrol, saw two men running from the public area at Eastern Beach and through the restricted area towards the frontier fence. The officers gave chase and retrieved a number of bags containing a commercial quantity of cigarettes
added May 23, 2013 22:14
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